Turncoats: Nuclear War

Are nuclear family homes an architectural tool of repression and social control? Turncoats returns for its fourth season, tackling fundamental issues facing contemporary practice.


07:00pm, Thursday, 9 January 2020


09:00pm, Thursday, 9 January 2020


Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
London SE1 9PH 


Turncoats tickets are available at different prices depending on income. All tickets include vodka, beer and chaos.

Waged – £10. Got a job? This is the ticket for you.
Architect – £15. Done part three? Good for you! Hopefully it came with a pay rise.
Student – £8. Fear not, you'll more than make it back in the value of the free beer and vodka.
Volunteer – FREE. Want to volunteer on the night instead of getting a ticket? Drop hello@turncoats.uk a line and become a Turncoat.

This is a past event

Turncoats is a project by Phineas Harper, Robert Mull and Maria Smith and supported by the Architecture Foundation.


Nuclear family homes are a retrogressive hangover from a failed consumerist individualistic project. Isolating, resource-intensive, and intrinsically enmeshed with a sexist division of labour reliant upon the subordination of women, they are an architectural tool of repression and social control. Knock them all down!

The Panel

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an internet of things author and entrepreneur. She was the first UK distributor of the Arduino. Her projects pepper the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Miranda Hall researches the digital economy, work and care at the New Economics Foundation and Common Wealth. She is setting up a childcare co-operative.

Lucy Watson is commissioning editor of architecture design at the Financial Times.

India Block is Assistant Editor of Dezeen.