Living by Industry - East European Futures

Professor Nick Dunn invited to co-curate an exhibition of speculative designs for the post-industrial landscapes
Living by Industry - East European Futures

The exhibition Living by Industry, has been curated by Professor Paul Jones (Northumbria University) and Professor Nick Dunn (Lancaster University). The project is part of a long-term initiative Architecture Ukraine by IZOLYATSIA, started in 2015 and thus far comprising an international artist-in-residence programme in the city of Mariupol, two pop-up exhibitions, and a collateral event of the Biennale Architettura 2016.

The exhibition Living by Industry showcases theoretical projects produced by architects, academics and students from the North of England that are set within, and derive inspiration from, post-industrial landscapes. The curators of the work recognise similarities and parallels in the post-industrial landscapes of Ukraine and those of the North of England. The exhibition also includes a speculative design for IZOLYATSIA seeks to regenerate the IZONE building and its wider landscape into a cultural quarter for Keiv. The project envisages creating exhibition spaces; studios and workshops for artists and designers; event spaces; living accommodation; cafés and recreational venues; and an open air theatre.


The curators conducted a series of international press and media interviews with a variety of organisations including: Hmarochos, IPRO, Sveriges Radio, and The Village.

The exhibition runs from 27th April - 14th May and is on view at Naberezhno-Lugovaya 8, Kiev.