Inheritance Projects


Living Together


Spacex/Cranbrook, Spring 2016

In response to an invitation by Spacex and Guest Curator Claire Louise Staunton, the artists Margareta Kern and Jonathan Hoskins will be visiting the new town of Cranbrook throughout spring 2016.

Kern and Hoskins are interested in critically exploring the new town of Cranbrook as a physical and psychological proposal for a new community, in an historical moment when the role of the state in shaping urban development and providing social housing is being dramatically restructured. The residency is an opportunity to explore the ways in which infrastructure and governance impact upon everyday life, from the collection of rubbish to the laying of the broadband cables, from the design of children’s play areas to organising of public transport, and from cul-de-sacs to the open fields around a town.


Living Together Symposium

28 June 2016 11:00-16:00

The Phoenix, Exeter

Living Together is a day long-event organised by Inheritance Projects and Spacex, which brings together artists, geographers, and planners to explore the ways in which (sub)-urban infrastructure helps or hinders how we live and work. Presentations from Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Laboratory), Public Works,a screening from Pia Ronicke and a workshop led by Margareta Kern & Jonathan Hoskins.

This public programme sits alongside artists Margareta Kern & Jonathan Hoskins' residency in the nearby new town of Cranbrook and will expand on their central concern with the affective dimension of infrastructure. Through presentations, discussions, screenings and a workshop we will indirectly reference Barthes' lectures titled How we live together in which he speaks about how one recognizes and respects the individual rhythms of the other. Thinking about such issues in the context intentionally planned towns and cities reveals how the relations between people are bound up in infrastructure. For booking and more information please visit Spacex.

11.00 Introductions

11.15 Images as Urban Infrastructure, Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Laboratory)

11.50 Screening of Pia Ronicke's Zonen, 2005

12.15 Presentations from Clive Barnett (Professor of Geography and Social Theory, University of Exeter) and Torange Khorsani (CASS/Public Works) with a discussion chaired by Claire Louise Staunton(Inheritance Projects/MK Gallery)

13.10 Screening of Stuart WhippsCarboniferous Epoch, 2013

13.30 LUNCH

14:30-16:00 Workshop with Cranbrook planners and residents led by artists Margareta Kern & Jonathan Hoskins

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