On Hospitality

A collective event held ad Flat Time House, January 2020
Exploring hospitality in a time of hostility to the other. 


Children from Belham Primary, the school opposite Flat Time House, recently visited John Latham’s studio home. In explaining Latham’s thinking to the group, Curator/Director Gareth Bell-Jones focused on how, to an eight year old, each of the rooms of the house relates to different states of being: rational, instinctive and intuitive; ‘ doing your homework – eating your dinner – drawing a picture’

We’ve decided to follow the same approach.

Marking the end of ten months working together, we will be considering modes of collaboration in relation to public and private space within the context of FTHo as both a living sculpture and a domestic setting. Films from the London Community Video Archive will be screened, a communal meal served, and a publication, launched on the day, dealing with themes of public/private, the domestic and socially engaged practice, will be assembled. Ed Webb-Ingall of the LCVA will introduce the archive.

Contributions by Amanda Ramasawmy, Angharad Davies, Dunya Kalantery, Edwin Mingard, Hannah Kemp-Welch, Katie Fiore, Mai Omer and Miki Holloway.