Richard Woods casts a cartoon house into a skip in east London

Richard Woods casts a cartoon house into a skip in east London

Cast into a skip in a car-parking space is a cartoon house by artist Richard Wood. It’s a suprising addition to Hoxton square in London, but Skip Gallery has a reputation for popping up in unexpected places – from residential squares to commercial districts of the city.

This installation, opening for the occasion of the London Festival of Architecture and running for the month of June, is titled ‘Upgrade’.

‘Shaping and altering our immediate surroundings is a fundamental part of being alive,’ says Woods, who hopes that the piece will make people question their surroundings and context of Hoxton square in a new way.

The project is a follow up from his ‘Holiday Home’ installation conceived for the Folkstone Triennial in 2017. This saw the arrival of six bright bungalows across the coastal town bringing attention to housing issues across the UK such as second-home ownership and the national housing shortage. §

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