Public works in collaboration with Urban Projects Bureau
and Owen Pritchard are one of the ten UK practices in the British
OPENS WEDNESDAY 29th AUGUST - SUNDAY 25th NOVEMBER
is a proposal for a new platform for discussion and engagement
for the architecture profession and those
involved with it to clarify, critique and act upon critical issues
determining the role of the architect and
their identity - a catalyst for positive change.
The project was conceived within the widespread expression of
confusion and fear in the UK surrounding
the future of architecture as a profession, and a desire to
reaffirm the qualities that are so vital to the
continued progress of society and the architect as a valuable agent
in the world.
We gathered responses from people around the world about what they
feel an architect is and does, and
how they feel they can contribute to society.
This multitude of voices has been collected when searching for the
image of the architect around the world.
They reveal a personal perspective about the architect, of the
professional and its role in society.
Please add your thoughts to the collection:
Public works are designing the playground for St Matthews school in
Cambridge as part of the project MUD in collaboration with 30 Bird.
The stories that have created the designs have come from the kids
from the school, ex-pupils and staff in play setups we did with
them. The playground becomes a new typology between a playground
and a site for performance and a space that outside school hours
can open up to the wider community as a pleasure garden.
public works is part of the discussion on alternative exonomies
at the National Turning Point Summit at City Hall on the 10th
of May 2012. Extra tickets have just been released due to high
Hosted by the Greater London Authority at City Hall, London this
event promises to be an exciting event with a range of debates both
timely and relevant to the sector. This event is open to Network
members, visual arts networks and people interested in knowing more
about our work to date, and the topics we think as a Network the
visual arts should be discussing. We'll also be announcing some
very important news about the future of the network.
There are a few places left for this event. Find out more here: