“ Robin Johnson has become the David Attenborough of supported housing in mental health. You can almost imagine him in a crumpled suit, hunkered down in the garden of some small run-down former vicarage , and positively brimming with hushed enthusiasm for the discovery of yet another example of a creative community of souls, deep in the urban jungle somewhere....”
“ Robin was the Wainwright of the inner city; he went were no-one had gone before, and showed us things we had never thought to see before.
Top: The Gestalt psychologists used images such as this, of a two faces becoming a vase, to reveal the operation of the mind in actively constructing the meaning of what we think we simply “see”; and to demonstrate how oddly difficult it may be to hold in mind two apparently incompatible images. We now find that many have a similar difficulty in seeing the links between mental health, housing, and community.......
Bottom right: The Arkwright Building at Nottingham Trent. It is believed that DH Lawrence, a student here, must have used the basement toilets.