Affordable housing is not usually synonymous with good design, something the housing gods of this country well know. Championing design innovation and fresh ways of thinking about how we live, upstart housing company Native have put together a multidisciplinary show at the Hoxton Gallery.
Exhibitors were selected from an open call to creatively address how to provide accessible and affordable housing, how to build structures supportive of community life, and how to deploy technology to help the co-creation of environments.
Work includes a wearable dwelling in response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a living tower of edible plants and fish, interactive music for the tube, films, zines and more.
Other important topics under exploration include the interrelated approach that architecture and nature are inseparable, and the publicization (back) of private space.