What is A Festival of Creative Urban Living?

In Autumn 2019, Milton Keynes will experience the inaugural A Festival of Creative Urban Living – a new biennial art, design and architecture festival for the city.

Launching on 26 September and running until 13 October, this first edition entitled ‘the built, the unbuilt and the unbuildable’ will be developed, shaped and co-curated by raumlaborberlin.

Through a free public programme of new commissions, exhibitions, conferences and associated programmes, the Festival will ask and explore the question:

How do we live well in cities – now and in the future?

raumlaborberlin will work in collaboration with MK associations, organisations, community groups, cultural institutions and residents in order to explore MK’s current urban reality and the city’s future potential.


The Festival will include many art forms – with contributions from a range of cultural organisations, projects, artists, creatives, architects, designers, planners and urban theorists.

Open call

To help shape and inform the Festival programme, raumlaborberlin have developed the Crossroads Open Call opportunity which is open to local, regional, national and international applicants.

All the information can be downloaded here.

For further information, questions or queries please email culture@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Over the coming months www.afcul.org will be developed to include more information, listings and how to get involved.

Watch this space!