Togetherness: Notes on Outrage, Kestle Barton

Category — ARTS & CULTURE

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"If you feel like working up a head of steam about the shortcomings of English architects, engineers and town planners, the south-west is a good place to go." 
Ian Nairn, 1967

Togetherness: Notes on Outrage celebrated the pioneering work of the architecture critic Ian Nairn whose 1955 edition of Architectural Review, entitled Outrage, revolutionised architectural criticism. For Outrage, Nairn travelled across England observing and documenting the urban sprawl and ubiquitous civic architecture. Broken into 25-mile segments, Outrage proposes an audit of every facet of subtopian aesthetics, covering subjects ranging from wire fencing, telegraph poles and street lights, to military installations and power stations, culminating in a manifesto and checklist of planning malpractices.

ARTISTSFelicity Hammond, Polly Tootal, Shaun C Badham

FILM PROGRAMME – Jamie George, Mark Jenkin, Catherine Yass, Jason Wood & Simon Barker, Tom Crawford, Gordon Matta-Clark.

FOR — Kestle Barton
SUPPORTED BY — Arts Council England
CURATOR — South Kiosk