Values of temporary urban use

We are delighted have been awarded a Creative Works London voucher. Over the coming month public works will be working with Dr David Pinder and Dr Mara Ferreri from Queen Mary Univeristy geography department.

The research will have an early outing at the forthcoming Wick Session on the 20th of June 2014 at Swan Wharf in Hackney Wick, the session is also part of the London Festival of Architecture.

"Temporary uses of vacant spaces are an emerging part of London’s social and cultural landscape, at the intersection of competing imaginaries and material dynamics. This Wick Session brings together practitioners and urban researchers to explore the overlapping systems of values mobilised on the ground by projects of temporary use (e.g. alternative economies, voluntary labour), and their relationship to wider dynamics of urban transformation. Which value(s) are mobilised by temporary uses and who benefits from them?"



public works's project with Buddleia - the DIY COMMONS has been published in Small Change by Sevie Tsampalla - Click here to read the pdf.

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