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Vital Neighbourhoods launched at City Hall

Publica launched Vital Neighbourhoods: Lessons from international housing renewal at City Hall on 15 May 2018. This publication is the product of a 12-month research study of international housing renewal projects that aimed to identify lessons from successful projects around the world for application in London.

We were thrilled to have James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development help us launch the publication. Architects Anne Lacaton, Frederic Druot and Anna Page gave keynote speeches on projects in Bordeaux, Paris and Zurich, which feature in the publication. We’re also very grateful to our panellists Kate Macintosh, David Ogunmuyiwa and Adam Khan for sharing their expertise during the panel discussion.

Our special thanks to Stanhope PLC who were our partners on this project.

Read more about Vital Neighbourhoods: Lessons from international housing renewal here. 

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 15 May 2018

Place Spaces Work - Exhibition

Publica's newest exhibition on the creative industries is open to the public from 23 February - 2 March 2018, following a special preview and panel discussion on 22 February 2018.

The Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London exhibition explores the relationship between London's creative sector and the city's geography, history, built environment and civic life, shown through a range of mapping techniques and scales. It presents examples of the inventive reuse of buildings by the creative industries, illustrating the diverse social and economic activity they bring to London's existing building stock. 

The maps and drawings presented here are extracted from the Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London publication, published by Store X Publica. This exhibition was first shown at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Cities Exhibition
 

Location:
10-11 Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DP

Opening hours:
Friday, 23 Feb 2018, 10am - 5pm
Saturday, 24 Feb 2018, 11am - 3pm
Monday, 26 Feb 2018 - Friday, 2 Mar 2018, 10am - 5pm

 

 

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 19 February 2018

Publica Event: discussing the future of the creative industries

On 22 February 2018, Publica is holding an event with Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, for 100 guests from the public, private and creative industries sectors. The event will convene leading experts to discuss critical issues facing the future of the creative industries in London.  

The event marks the release of Place, Spaces, Work: The Creative Industries in London, a new publication published by Store X Publica. A panel discussion will be held alongside an exhibition of the maps and drawings from the publication that highlight the conditions that have allowed the creative industries to thrive at the centre and elsewhere in the city. 

Deputy Mayor Justine Simons will give the keynote speech. Publica’s Director, Lucy Musgrave, will present opening and closing remarks. The event will be chaired by Alex Arestis, Urban Design Director at Publica. 

Panellists will include:
Eliza Easton, Principal Policy Researcher, Creative Economy and Data Analytics, Nesta
Juliette Morgan, Head of Campus, British Land
Isabel Farchy, Founding Director, Creative Mentor Network

The exhibition is open to the public from 23 February 2018 to 2 March 2018. 

 
 
 

Posted in: Events
Date: 14 February 2018

Lucy Musgrave Night time Commission role

Lucy Musgrave has been appointed to sit on the Mayor of London’s Night Time Commission.

The Night Time Commission has been appointed to assist in the realisation of the Mayor’s Vision for London as a 24-Hour City which sets out the Mayor’s plan to turn London into a leading 24-hour global city. The 24-hour vision strives to create a night-time culture which: promotes culture and leisure for all ages and interests, increases opening hours, ensures safety for residents, visitors and night-time workers and works closely with boroughs and the police to create a balanced and sustainable night time offer.

In order to achieve these aims, the Night Time Commission will investigate by consulting with London residents, evening and night workers, councils, businesses, community groups, public sector organisations and visitors to the capital.

The Commission are due to report back their findings in late 2018.

Lucy’s Musgrave said: “Let’s study our neighbourhoods and understand how they work at night. Let’s improve the way we light London at night, ‘Cities are like cats: they reveal themselves at night’, Rupert Brooke.”

Posted in: Recent News, Events, Studio
Date: 31 October 2017

2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Cities Exhibition

Publica, in collaboration with The Store Studios, 180 The Strand, has produced and curated an exhibition on the creative industries in London for the inaugural Seoul Biennale for Architecture and Urbanism.

The Place - Spaces - Work exhibition explores the relationship between London’s creative sector and the city’s geography, history, built environment and civic life, shown through a range of mapping techniques and scales. It presents examples of the inventive reuse of buildings by the creative industries, illustrating the diverse social and economic activity they bring to London’s existing building stock.

In 2016, Publica was commissioned to undertake a cultural research project investigating the importance of the creative industries to London. The maps and drawings presented here are extracted from a publication titled, Place - Spaces - Work: The Creative Industries in London, which will launch this fall.

The Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, organised by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Design Foundation, runs from the 1st of September to the 5th of November, 2017. Visit seoulbiennale.org/en for more details. 

 

 

Posted in: Events
Date: 1 September 2017

Publica Away Day 2017

The Publica team travelled to Shoreham in Kent for our annual away-day, arriving by bike and train with picnics in hand. We enjoyed a day of presentations and discussions about recent and future projects, heard from many members of the team and shared insights across departments, and took in some beautiful countryside views. 

Posted in: Events, Studio
Date: 27 July 2017

The British 10K

On Sunday 9th July nine Publica team members took on the challenge of running the British 10k in Central London. The run started from Wellington Arch looped through Westminster and finished at Whitehall. It was an extremely hot day which made the run even more of a challenge. There was lots of support and cheering along the route which spurred along the Publica team and everyone completed the distance with great times. Well done to everyone who took part! 

Posted in: Events, Studio
Date: 10 July 2017

The River at Night

Lucy Musgrave, Vicky Wägner and Satu Streatfield from the Publica led a guided walk for the public on the evening on 29th June as part of LFA 2017 entitled ‘The River at Night’. The tour lead participants along the river at night and allowed them to gain awareness of how darkness and lighting affect the way we see and experience riverside public space. The walk began by tracing the historic edge of the north bank, exploring the variety of after-dark environments that have evolved along the river and they examined the way in which light 'edits' views of the city after nightfall. The tour highlighted the history of civic ambition that shaped the public spaces and infrastructure along the river and encouraged participants to imagine the future potential of these spaces. Thank you to everyone who came along and joined us on this unique journey. 

Posted in: Events
Date: 30 June 2017

Open Studio 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along and made our LFA Open Studio 2017 such a success. This year our exhibition responded to the theme ‘Fieldwork’, with the main exhibition focused on three ‘geographies’ where Publica has undertaken extensive Fieldwork: the Oxford Street district, The Northbank and examples from our international studies. It was great to see lots of familiar faces and meet new people were interested to learn more about our practice. 

Posted in: Events, Studio
Date: 26 June 2017

Open Studio for LFA 2017 – Fieldwork

Publica invites you to join us for our Open Studio evening as part of the 2017 London Festival of Architecture. This year we present Fieldwork - a showcase of recent surveys, sketches, drawings, maps, photographs, films and reports from our projects in London and abroad. 

Fieldwork: Publica’s team of urban designers, researchers, photographers, graphic designers and filmmakers use a wide variety of investigative mapping, drawing and documentation methods to illustrate and understand the process of urban change. Over the past seven years, Publica has studied over 70 London neighbourhoods and published over 100 reports that span local, district-wide and international scales. This neutral, evidence-based body of work includes issues related to the integration of new development, public space, civic amenity, air quality, greenery, infrastructure, housing and the creative industries. 

Please join us for a drink, meet the team and see some of our work! To RSVP click here.

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Date: Friday 23 June 2017

Location: Publica, 10–11 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DP ​

Posted in: Events, Studio
Date: 21 June 2017

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