Location: Palazzo Mora, European Cultural Centre, Venice
Stage: Open from 26th May - 25th November 2018
POWER OF OWNERSHIP
Society is dealing in the currency of land ownership and lifestyle; high commodities within the laboratory of London, but by 2025 60% of London’s population will no longer be able to take part in the ownership conversation.
The evolving city is entering a new era with the acute housing crisis looming and a rapidly expanding population.
Necessity within lifestyle is vastly different for everyone, and there is no ‘one design fits all’ when it comes to the dynamic London natives.
Is there a way of carving opportunities and possibilities of a new culture for development – a way of using design not to be an element of the process of development merely, but to be the primary language that allows development to happen and be dynamic?
We are looking to the future; anticipating a new fabric of design.
The small-scale development could provide the option for a new generation to be a part of the culture surrounding the power of ownership within the gaps of London; sculpting their possibility of ownership.
The ethos of the small developer allows for these conversations to happen with the context, characteristics, and complexities of the shell space. Present small developers are oblivious to the opportunities that a change of the perceived norm can provide.
These conversations start to accommodate the movement of the housing crisis and contemporary forms of lifestyle; demanding space that can be versatile, accessible and facilitate living around design.
What if we were to design within these new parameters of development, to create an alternative future?
We are a product of our surroundings, and in response to this, our sculptures will exist within the realm of potential; acting as portraits of a more diverse, accessible London.
Development should allow art and design to filter through all aspects of the process.
We believe in the potential and the power of ownership.