Joint book launch, talks and discussion with authors Dr Julia Winckler and Dr Annebella Pollen

17:30-19:00 Thursday 12 May 2022
Room M2, Mezzanine floor, Grand Parade
University of Brighton
All are welcome to join Dr Annebella Pollen and Dr Julia Winckler to celebrate their newly-released books exploring English utopian ideas and practices and their aftermath.
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Jointly hosted by the Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories and the Centre for Design History, this in-person event will include two author talks, Q&A and discussion, plus drinks.
Nudism in a Cold Climate: The Visual Culture of Naturists in Mid-20th-Century Britain by Annebella Pollen examines social nudism, or naturism, from the 1920s to the early 1970s, via nudists’ own words and images, to examine shifting attitudes to dress and undress, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and class, pleasure and power.
Julia Winckler’s Fabricating Lureland: A History of the Imagination and Memory of Peacehaven, a Speculative Interwar Garden City Development by the Sea mobilizes extensive and previously underexplored archival material – including photographs, postcards, promotional magazines and blueprints infused by social utopian ideals – in order to investigate contested marketing and construction narratives of place.
image of a book cover