A chance to go into space

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A NEW Sheffield University exhibition opens on Monday looking at how people relate to the space they live.

The Inhabiting Space Exhibition runs until Saturday, June 11 and is a collaborative project by Sheffield-based researchers working in a range of academic disciplines.

Each of the contributors is concerned with how people inhabit space. How do they make themselves at home in spaces that are anonymous or standard?

Professor Susan Reid is showcasing her project on people in the 1960s Soviet Union, who moved into prefabricated flats, built to solve the acute housing shortage problem.

Echoing Sheffield’s Park Hill flats, Reid’s study explores how individuals made this standard state housing into something meaningful and personal - home.