Jaemin Paik
2010-12

When We All Live To 150

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 
 



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Ted and Morya’s second marriage contract comes to an end
Ted and Morya’s second marriage contract comes to an end
Moyra and two other women are interviewed by the new family
Moyra and two other women are interviewed by the new family
Moyra’s ‘child’ in her second family
Moyra’s ‘child’ in her second family
Moyra issuing her death notice
Moyra issuing her death notice