The Green Line


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.

Duncan Graham and Samuel Davies, London

This strategic infrastructure proposal imagines an uninterrupted cycle route across central London and beyond. Simple urban interventions, such as a car-free link between the Olympic Park and Victoria Park, highlight how improvements can bring huge benefits to cyclists and pedestrians. In London, 8.17 million trips a day could be bike rides, with an estimated economic benefit to the tune of 91p for every 4km travelled.

The Green Line