H-CFL Film&Debate

Housing, Health and Film

film reel cross hatArchitecture_MPS is collaborating with the Public Health Film Society and the Faculty of Public Health on a one day event, Housing, Health and Film – the architecture of the home and public health examined.

Date:     Saturday 10th January 2015. 

Place:  Bluecoat Chambers Art Gallery, Liverpool,

………………………………………..School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BX, UK


Housing, Heath and Film forms part of the international project Housing-Critical Futures investigating the issue of affordable and social housing. For this event, Architecture_MPS is collaborating with the Public Health Film Society and aims to raise the issue of the relationship between public health and housing through the prism of film. More generally, it raises issues of the built environment and public health policy in the UK.

The event will bring together public health officials, planning advisors, architects and filmmakers. It will consist of:

. It will consist of:

A series of film screenings on public health, housing and the built environment.

Two panel discussions with architects, public health professionals, policy makers and socially focused film directors.

Time: 9.30am – 6.00pm  | Price: £5 Part One / £5 Part Two | Place: The Bluecoat – School Lane, Liverpool, UK, L1 3BX


Speakers include:

Luciana Berger. Shadow Minister for Public Health.

Dr. Professor John Ashton  CBE.   President of UK The Faculty of Public Health

Tim Pinder. Chief Executive of Place Shapers

Films include:

The Dilapidated Dwelling.  Director, Patrick Keiller


Full Schedule Below: 

09.30am. Registration

PART ONE. Housing, Health and Film.

 09.45 – 10.00 am. Introduction

10.00 am. Film Screening 1: The Dilapidated Dwelling. Director, Patrick Keiller.

11.30 pm. Panel Discussion 1


i. Dr. Robert McDonald, Reader in Architecture, Liverpool John Moores

ii. Bill Halsall. Community Architect / Social Housing Specialist, Halsall Lloyd Partnership

iii. Ronnie Hughes. Independent Filmmaker/ Community Activist / Artist

12.15 – 12.45 pm. Q&A

12.45 – 1.15 pm. Lunch Break

PART TWO. The Built Environment and Public Health.

1.15 – 1.30 pm Introduction

1.30 – 2.00 pm. Film Screening 2: A series of short films on the built environment and health

2.00 pm. Panel Discussion 2


i. Luciana Berger. Shadow Minister for Public Health, Labour & Co-operative MP, Wavertree

ii. Tim Pinder (TBC) Chief Executive – Place Shapers

iii. Professor John Ashton CBE, President – UK Faculty of Public Health

2.45 – 3.30 pm. Q&A

3.30 – 5.00 pm Film screenings / Informal Plenary Conversations