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Lessons on Living - The Kitchen, Emma Smith

The Kitchen



A signed single screen print entitled 'The Kitchen' by the artist Emma Smith.

Lessons on Living provides a series of instructions developed as part of a series of practical evening classes investigating routines and behaviours within shared spaces. These instructions focus on three main domestic spaces titled The Kitchen, The Laundry and The Common Room. Produced as a series of 3, the prints can be bought either individually or as a collection. The series have been produced as a limited edition of 10 A3 screen prints on GF Smith Marlmarque paper.


Detailed Description

Lessons on Living was one of the outcomes of Public Domestic, an extended residency undertaken by Emma Smith, exploring the domestic environments of university life as spaces of exchange and knowledge production. The project was commissioned by Radar, LUA and developed in collaboration with academics from Social Sciences and the Design School.

Text Reads:

  The Kitchen should be a meeting place and social space. (1)
(2) Users of the kitchen should be given trust to use equipment and appliances  
  Users of the kitchen should be given appropriate appliances to use (3)
(4) Trust and be trustworthy  
  Keep it clean (5)
(6) Users ofthe kitchen should create a cleaning rota or clean up immediately after themselves (within reason)  
  Have mutual respect: ask unless you know it is ok to borrow (7)
(8) Put things back where you find them.  
  Do not steal food other than kit-kats. (9)
(10) None of that.  


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