How would family life change if we all lived to one-hundred and fifty or beyond? With up to six generations living together, and the possibility of huge age gaps between siblings, the traditional model of the family would change dramatically, perhaps even becoming unsustainable with the burden of its large membership. This project explores the lives an structures of future families in an era of extended life-spans by tracing the story of seventy-five year-old Moyra and her sprawling contract-based family.
Moyra decides to renew her 30-year marriage contract with Ted, ensuring they receive better social support and tax benefits from the state. Aged 82, Morya’s second 30-year marriage contract with Ted expires. She decides to leave Ted and move to a ‘two-generation’ family where she joins a new husband and 52 year-old ‘child’.
Special Thanks to
Mary, Ted, Elsie and Moyra
Senior residents of Castle House
Photographer: Taehyung Kim
Make-up: Seula Kim
Stylist: Heo Sohn
Models: Moyra, Ted, Elsie, Simon King, Angie Chace, Edson Chace
Assistant: Anastasia Vikhornova
Book Design: Ilona Gaynor