Painstakingly restored by artist Craig Barnes, this spaceship style, prefabricated fibreglass house was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s and is one of only 60 worldwide still in existence today.
In the space of four years, the Futuro has travelled from South Africa to Herefordshire for restoration. Then after it’s initial London landing at Matt’s Gallery, Mile End, it moved to Central Saint Martins, Kings Cross where it landed for two years and was used by the college community as an active space for future gazing performances, talks, screenings and exhibitions as well as for sold out monthly public tours hosted by Craig Barnes.
Where will it go next however? That is a question even artist and Futuro House owner Craig Barnes doesn’t even know the answer to but would like one! In the meantime, plans for further restoration and development are afoot, and it is hoped that wherever it goes next it will become a space in which people can stay also.
Wanted: Somewhere permanent to land the Futuro.
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