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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, 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

Launch of ‘A Year Through a Window’ at Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Join us for the launch of our new short film 

 'A Year Through a Window', is a new short film by Publica's Film Unit, which will be screened as part of Clerkenwell Design Week Fringe events from 23-25 May 2017.

The film is a time-lapse study of the London Plane tree canopy, captured from Publica's unique vantage point over Clerkenwell Green. Visitors are invited to pause and look up, as the film will be projected out to the green from the window of Publica’s office. 

A reception to celebrate the launch will be held on the evening of Wednesday 24 May 2017. 

Reception: 24 May 2017, starting at 7pm

Playing: 23 – 25 May 2017, from 7pm – 11pm (on a loop)

Location: Publica, 10 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DP

Posted in: Events
Date: 23 May 2017

The Big Debate

Lucy Musgrave was a featured panelist in 'The Big Debate' a lively event which brought together experts in policy and urban environments for discussion on the next London Plan. 

Lucy spoke on a panel with Ben Plowden, Loyd Grossman and Oliver Wainwright in a session focused on ‘How can we deliver better streets and public spaces?’ Throughout the event topics where hotly contested and the audience contributed through Q&As and live mobile voting. 

For more information or to see the full recording of the event click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 6 February 2017

Is London still the cultural centre of architecture?

Alex Arestis participated in an architecture talk called ‘Dead Centre’, part of Twins Talks - a new series recently launched by Brighton University. The talks "explore difficult alliances, strange bedfellows and new relationships." The aim of the discussions is to "bring together very different people, organisations and ideas to explore differences as well as cultivate common ground."

On 26th January, Alex was “twined” with Piers Taylor of Invisible Studio, Lee Ivett of Baxendale and Kate Goodwin of the Royal Academy to debate whether London is still the cultural centre of architecture or whether London’s financialisation is killing its culture. 

Alex defended London’s position as a cultural leader throughout a thought-provoking conversation. For more information click here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 3 February 2017

City of London: Strengthening resilience

Lucy Musgrave will be taking part in a panel discussion at the NLA’s annual ‘On Location’ event taking place on 9 November 2016. The event will examine the future for development and infrastructure in the City of London, and will be attended by an audience of senior professionals from the built environment industry. 

The session Lucy will be included in will discuss ‘Placemaking in the City’ with a presentation from Sharon Ament (Director of the Museum of London) on the museum’s planned move to Smithfield beginning the disussion. Other members of the panel include: Emily Gee (Historic England); Simon Glynn (City of London); Stuart Adolph (Sydell Group) and Carlin Fier (Brookfied Property Partners).

Book tickets here.

Posted in: Events, Recent News
Date: 4 November 2016

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