Tate Exchange - Producing Future Homes and Communities
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Producing Future Homes and Communities: Utopias, Dystopias, Heterotopias and Other Spaces Chelsea Local / Tate Exchange | 6 – 10 February 2018
a week-long exploration of future communities 5th floor, Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern | 12.00 - 18.00
Below are parts of the press release for the Tate Exchange that I co-curated with Shibboleth Schechter, my teaching partner on Interior and Spatial Design at Chelsea College of Arts.Download the full press release here.
Students and staff from BA Interior and Spatial Design (ISD) at Chelsea College of Arts along with diverse practitioners connected with the University of the Arts London will investigate ‘production’ as the theme of this year’s Tate Exchange event. Over the course of five days, staff, students and alumni will collaboratively deliver an experimental programme concerned with the role of art in society.
ISD tutors Marsha Bradfield (Artfield Projects) and Shibboleth Shechter (Tate Associate) have co-curated a programme that explores the production of future communities. This stems from the conviction that our shared sustainability depends on cultural and other forms of heterogeneity. Communities are not something we can take for granted. They must be produced and reproduced in response to diverse conditions and considerations.
Producing Future Homes and Communities convenes a community-of-communities that considers the significance of museums and other cultural institutions while grappling with the materiality of community and how it is shaped through structures, systems, networks and other relations. Join us as we explore all this through a series of public workshops that consider the future so to better understand the present: smart cities, climate change, generative and other materials for urban expansion and renewal, as well as so much more.
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