How will our society change as human beings choose new modes of relationships other than families?
It is the year 2053 and people's perceptions of family have been redefined. With the population expanding, population aging, and negative population growth, our demographic structure is now changing unpredictably. Under the threat of climate crisis, energy scarcity, and food shortages, having one's own biological children is no longer a human obligation. The traditional family structure is replaced, people are now free to choose any other individuals as their relatives. The pattern of living together has also changed, with the phenomenon of parents supporting one or several children no longer the norm.
The Bloomsbury group was one of the pioneers of open relationships one hundred and forty years ago, and their unique way of being together at Charleston House was a precedent for a different kind of kinship. The use of the venue reflects on the state of their lives. Today, Charleston House is a place for the chosen families, to hold the Kin Festival, and a series of events are taking place there.
In 2053, people can create kinship as they wish, and the composition of kinship does not have to be relatives. Women do not have to bear children, and men can run households within the family. There is no longer a stereotypical view of living together, all relationships within the family become equal.
The festival is held in Charleston House in August 2053. The site sustains spatial and experiential exploration of alternative relationships. Here, we offer you a chance to create, share, meet others, and connect with people.