Milton Keynes has been under the cultural spotlight recently, with the opening of MK Art Gallery. This month we’re launching two projects in Milton Keynes, both opening on 26 September: the inaugural A Festival of Creative Urban Living and an exhibition, MK Skate.
The new biennial festival, which runs until 13 October, is a free and playful celebration of art, architecture and city-making, developed and co-curated by award-winning experimental architectural practice, raumlaborberlin.
A Festival of Creative Urban Living brings together the worlds of art, architecture, design, and high-tech within the urban context of Milton Keynes. The free programme includes exhibitions, events, creative workshops, performances and much more covering the festival themes of ‘Built, Unbuilt and Unbuildable’. Throughout the three-week festival, visitors will be able to experience an overnight stay with a MK resident; take part in discussions on radicalism and the built environment; combine business with pleasure at the utopian laundromat and take in the sights at the top of a temporary museum of the future of urbanism.
Milton Keynes will celebrate its role and place in international skateboarding culture with a major National Lottery funded heritage programme and exhibition, MK Skate, opening on 26 September and running through until January 2020.