Temporal Permanence


Frustrated with the lack of conversation around digital works, Fraser Morrison instigated the ‘We Aren’t a Gallery’ project, evolved from a belief that, if Instagram is the visual language for architectural ideas and trends, there should be a way of using it to spark deeper engagement with bigger issues. He took his own living room and paired it with Instagram to create an exhibition in a physical space where anyone could see work submitted to an open call focused around the tagline ‘We Aren’t Sustainable’.

The brief asked contributors to respond through any medium in any way they saw fit. Within two weeks, Fraser had more than 50 submissions from as far afield as Brazil and Australia. The projects spoke of social infrastructures for minority ethnic groups, of new systems of living, of futures in which we find a way out of climate crisis, of hope. Read more about Fraser’s curatorial process and the reason he instigated the idea in his essay here.

Hamza Shaikh, West Bank

For the last 70 years, generations of Palestinians have established a new life in refugee camps in the West Bank in the hope that they will one day return to their homes. This proposal suggests a kit of parts that combine to allow affordable, self-build insertions and extensions that respond and cater to the refugees’ socio-economic needs and offer a degree of independence and control.

Temporal Permanence