New Online Events Programme

25 October – 4 November 2020

We are delighted to announce a third programme of exciting online events on topics related to the theme of Insiders/Outsiders.


Refugees: Forced to Flee

A new exhibition has opened at IWM London, exploring a century of refugee experiences, from Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews and the Kindertransport, to the Calais Jungle and the treacherous Mediterranean crossings.







Film: Ernö Goldfinger’s Glenkerry House

The focus of this short film is the Glenkerry House tower block in Poplar, which marries brutalism with its architect Erno Goldfinger’s utopian housing ideals. Built in east London in 1977, Glenkerry House is a 14-storey residential tower that functions as a housing cooperative. It forms a part of Hungarian architect Goldfinger’s Brownfield Estate – a group of concrete tower blocks and low rise housing at the north entrance of the Blackwall tunnel.

Read more on Dezeen


The Oldham Mural – why this rare and threatened modern artwork needs protection

Join Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and Nick Braithwaite, great nephew of the artist George Mayer-Marton, for this recording of an online event and discover more about the artist, the mural and the current campaign to save it.


Another Eye Online Conference

Four Corners were delighted to host the Another Eye free online conference, celebrating the contribution of women refugee photographers who came to Britain after 1933, held between 11-13 September. The conference was held in association with Insiders/Outsiders and the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, Birkbeck. Click here for further details.






Exhibition Reopenings

Both the Another Eye photography exhibition at Four Corners and the Groag exhibition at Isokon have recently reopened.


New Free Online Events Programme

Following the well-attended and well-received programme of events held to coincide with this year’s Refugee Week (15-21 June), we were pleased to announce a further series of free online events in late July. Click here for details.

As will be evident from the two programmes of free online events we’ve already organized, we are determined that the Insiders/Outsiders Festival should have a rich afterlife. But we need your help. So please consider making a donation to the Insiders/Outsiders Arts Foundation (registered charity number 1182867) to enable us to continue with our (entirely not-for-profit) activities.

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Laelia Goehr: Photographer

This website has been created by Julia Crockatt to share the photographs of her grandmother, Laelia Goehr, one of the many women photographers who came to the UK in the 1930s as a Jewish refugee from Germany. She took up photography seriously when she started war work in the 1940s and continued until the 1980s.

Many of her photographs have been seen and published, such as her well-known portrait of her mentor, Bill Brandt; others are in the family archive and have not been seen for many years, if ever. It has been a fascinating journey for Julia, piecing together the story of someone who was a refugee not once but twice over, who on arrival in the UK had to start again in a new place with yet another language, and who with determination and hard work became a successful and well published photographer.


Insiders/Outsiders Online Events for Refugee Week

15-21 June 2020

In partnership with the Association of Jewish Refugees and Four Corners, London

To coincide with this year’s Refugee Week, which like almost everything else has had to go digital, Insiders/Outsiders put on a lively and diverse programme of free online events. Click here for full details.





Sanctuary and Exile Project


The See-Through House

BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week
18-22 May; available on BBC Sounds for 23-27 days

Shelley Klein grew up in the Scottish Borders, in a house designed on a modernist open-plan grid; with colourful glass panels set against a forest of trees, it was like living in a work of art.

Shelley’s father, Bernat Klein, was a textile designer whose pioneering colours and textures were a major contribution to 1960s and 70s style. Thirty years on, Shelley moves back home to care for her father, now in his eighties: the house has not changed and neither has his uncompromising vision.

Shelley’s book is her father’s own story: an Orthodox Jewish childhood in Yugoslavia; his rejection of rabbinical studies to pursue a life of art; his arrival in post-war Britain and his imagining of a house filled with light and colour as interpreted by the architect Peter Womersley.

A book about the search for belonging and the pain of letting go, The See-Through House is a moving memoir of one man’s distinctive way of looking at the world, told with tenderness and humour and a daughter’s love.

Excerpts from the book are read by Barbara Flynn.