Home Discomforts (broadcast date 26th February)

section of design for wallpaper with a poppy-like flower and leaf design

Ana Baeza, MoDA’s Curator,talks with Nicky Lambert (Middlesex University) and Paula Chambers (Leeds Art University). They discuss how home can be a place of discomfort as well as one of safety, exploring the relationships between domestic spaces, gender and mental health.  They revisit the classic short story ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ (Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1892), a tale of domestic oppression set in Victorian times.