Directed by Mehrdad Seyf in collaboration with Virgule performing arts, public works, meika Dresenkamp, squint /opera/music, Leslie Travers, Guy Kornestski and Gemma Donohue

You’re a man and you want to become a woman? The Islamic Republic of Iran can help.

Plastic explores one man’s quest to enter the world of women in a dynamic and stylish piece that combines video, architecture, lighting, music and performance in an intimate surreal show.
public works has collaborated with 30 bird productions and has designed and developed the spatial concept for the performance. Few images of the show will follow soon.

Pleasance UnderGrand, Edinburgh
Booking information
In person:
Pleasance Courtyard, 60 The Pleasance
OR: Pleasance Dome Box Office, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square
By telephone: 0131 446 6550
Ticket Prices: £9.50 (£8.00 concessions)


publishing public works presents TODAY PUBLISHING at Publish and be Damned on Sunday 3rd Aug 12.00 to 18.00 at Rochelle Schoo, Arnold Circus, London



on the Mobile Porch
for one day
during PABD 2008

The Mobile Porch goes Arnold Circus and will join the fanzine making madness for one day, inviting everyone who has something to say on the day, to publish it there and then, on large sheets of paper using our all time favourite: duck tape.

All contributions will be published online afterwards.

Photo from last year's PABD fair - showing Deepa Naik from TINAG.

Parked Art Symposium at the Design Museum

Public works is invited to contribute to the Portavillion Symposium - 'Parked Art' at the Design Museum on Friday the 18th of July 2008 from 9.30 am to 4 pm.

Portavilion Symposium

Parked Art: Designing Art for Common Space
Friday 18 July, 2008 9.30 am - 4pm.
Design Museum, Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YD

This interdisciplinary event links two major cultural activities: UP Projects’ Portavilion, a public art initiative
that presents a series temporary artists’ structures in Central London’s Parks from June to October 2008 and The Art of Common Space, produced by Gunpowder Park, which aims to generate new thinking and
influence the development of our common spaces through creative exploration.


09.30 – 10:00
Registration, tea & coffee

10.00 – 10.15
Introductions by Chair, Fred Manson

10.15 – 11.00
Emma Underhill with Amanda Smethurst, Arts Service Manager Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Nick Biddle, Head of Regents Park

11.00 – 11.15
Jes Fernie, writer and curator on artist’s interventions in the public realm

11.15 – 11.30
publicworks, art and architecture practice

11.30 – 11.45

11.45 – 12.00
Tony Beckwith, Creative Development Director for Gunpowder Park concludes the morning session

12.00 – 12.30
Open discussion with questions from the floor and full panel

12.30 – 2:00
Lunch, with a chance to see C-12 Dance Theatre for a free performance in and around Toby Paterson’s “Powder Blue Orthogonal Pavilion” in Potters Fields Park (next to City Hall).

2.00 – 2.10
Summary of the morning’s session by Fred Manson

2.10 – 2.20
Start with poem by Mark Gwynne Jones introduced by Eileen Woods, Artistic Director for Gunpowder Park

2.20 – 2.35
Louise Trodden, Head of Art in the Open, London’s advocacy body for art in the public realm

2.35 – 3.00
Tracey McNulty, Arts and Culture Development for Barking and Dagenham on Barking Riverside

3.00 – 4.00
Open discussion with questions from the floor and full panel

Close and a chance to view Design Museum’s exhibitions


Friday session No29 hosted by EXYZT on Southwark's brand new Lido
7pm, Friday July 4th Southwark Lido 100 Union Street, SE1
Click here to view map for directions

With an increasing number of temporary and/or mobile projects popping up and roaming around our cities, Friday Session 29 will offer a platform of exchange and to explore what these project contribute to the city. Where do they succeed and what will remain after they have moved on. The evening will bring together practitioners with experience in temporary or mobile architecture or architectural interventions.

Short presentations will be followed by a discussion. Speakers include AOC, EXYZT and Indy Johar from OO ARCHITECTS, Hosted by public works with Celine Condorelli