Explore artworks illuminating the day to day life of women working in the City
This would be a good project during Women’s History Month in March.
Watch the documentary describing the reasoning behind the Celebrating City Women project and how the research was conducted. Use this as a prompt for discussions about why some histories are hidden and some are celebrated.
Explore the stories of women connected to the City and their remarkable lives and achievements through written descriptions and videos. Prompt students to research the life of someone under-represented in history and present back to the class.
Discuss Hannah Starkey’s photographs of women in the City of London in the context of wider representation of women and girls, and how it contrasts to real life. Undertake a photography project with students exploring representing people in your local area with a focus on composition, colour, light and reflections.
Watch this short documentary exploring the Celebrating City Women project
Discover hidden histories of women from the City.