Kestle Barton

"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. ARTISTS – Felicity Hammond, Polly Tootal, Shaun C Badham FILM PROGRAMME – Jamie George, Mark Jenkin, Catherine Yass, Jason Wood & Simon Barker, Tom Crawford, Gordon Matta-Clark.