Richard Stride



This work titled Futuro II (should we try again Tracy?) was a solo exhibition at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) in 2014. It was part of Dispatch, a national window gallery exchange project in 2013-2014.

Designed in Finland, the Futuro House was a utopian, mass-produced house dispatched around the world in parts to be assembled on site. One Futuro House was erected in Darwin, but in 1974 cyclone Tracy put an end to its very brief existence. Its base structure was the only part left standing with the main ovoid section destroyed, scattered and ultimately lost. Futuro II (should we try again Tracy?) questions the resurrection of the Futuro House in Darwin and its potential through the lens of architectural representations. As the only part that survived, the base will be recreated and dispatched to NCCA, along with open proposals left for local determination.