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Kay Sentance as ArtWash

R-U here

https://www.r-u.org.uk/

wellington street, Thame near Oxford, United Kingdom
ArtWash started in a working Launderette, Chinese Take-out and has since become ‘R-U here’ that explores the modern notion of Rural and Urban living and Architecture that has a particular, visual language.

Call for ideas 2020

R-U here


Rural and Urban explorations through architectural interventions

R-U here


Rural and Urban explorations through architectural interventions
The role of Community Led Housing in a changing Rural and Urban landscape.
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In a time when, for example, Rural farms are being sold and Farmers are becoming property developers whilst at the same time, Farms in cities are on the rise, I have become intrigued and wonder what Rural and Urban actually mean to us now.
Are the two swapping their identity?

‘R-U here’ also wants to observe how and if the needs of these communities are changing and how this might impact on our living choices in the future.
Community led housing developments, for instance, are gradually gaining momentum as people adjust their needs and aspirations to be part of a community, be that a Rural, Urban or even a new mix, Ru-urb-ia.
Historically there was a definite divide between the Us and Them of old. Going forward though it seems that Rural and Urban will be more of a sense of US...maybe.


Young people designing their environment in Minecraft.
Ines & Freddie (aged 12 & 9) as part of a RU event . April 2019

Community Led Housing in the making

R-U here


Rural and Urban explorations through architectural interventions

R-U here


Rural and Urban explorations through architectural interventions
The role of Community Led Housing in a changing Rural and Urban landscape.
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

In a time when, for example, Rural farms are being sold and Farmers are becoming property developers whilst at the same time, Farms in cities are on the rise, I have become intrigued and wonder what Rural and Urban actually mean to us now.
Are the two swapping their identity?

‘R-U here’ also wants to observe how and if the needs of these communities are changing and how this might impact on our living choices in the future.
Community led housing developments, for instance, are gradually gaining momentum as people adjust their needs and aspirations to be part of a community, be that a Rural, Urban or even a new mix, Ru-urb-ia.
Historically there was a definite divide between the Us and Them of old. Going forward though it seems that Rural and Urban will be more of a sense of US...maybe.


Young people designing their environment in Minecraft.
Ines & Freddie (aged 12 & 9) as part of a RU event . April 2019

Community Led Housing in the making


Idea by

Kay Sentance as ArtWash
R-U here
wellington street
Thame near Oxford
United Kingdom
ArtWash started in a working Launderette, Chinese Take-out and has since become ‘R-U here’ that explores the modern notion of Rural and Urban living and Architecture that has a particular, visual language.