As part of our approach to strategic work, we believe that it is fundamental that we celebrate the process and outcomes of our of research methods. In the Canal Placemaking Strategy, we have done this by publishing our research in tandem with our vision document, giving equal weight to each.
The uses and perceptions of the Old Oak and Park Royal section of the canal were analysed through a collectively-authored map, published interviews and a podcast.
‘Listening to the Grand Union Canal’ directly informed the Canal Placemaking Strategy which was published and adopted in 2019.
- Client: Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, Mayor of London, Canal & River Trust
- Dates: 2018 – 2019
- Collaborators: Spacemakers, Europa, Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects. With thanks to members of the OPDC Community Review Group.
- Status: Completed & Adopted
A series of films made with local young people captures a diverse and varied portrait of Bruce Grove.
A major new book about the London pub, explored through multiple voices and perspectives and edited by David Knight and Cristina Monteiro.
An exhibition about stepping across sectors and beyond traditional architectural practice to build new forms of publicness, with Public Practice and Alison Crawshaw.
Building Rights aims to become the primary source of planning expertise in the UK.
Both a practical guide for the householder and an exploration of the limits of legislation.
Doctoral research exploring the relationship between English public planning and wider society, with a focus on online discourse and knowledge exchange.
Guide to the Wastelands of the Lea Valley: 12 empty spaces await the London Olympics is a polemical guidebook to the pre-Olympic lower Lea Valley.
DK-CM’s contribution to San Rocco’s Book of Copies project in 2013, compiling 50 photocopies on the theme of ‘Shop Windows.’
A research study into the social and historical context of the industrial areas of Barking & Dagenham through a series of interviews with local creatives, produced by DK-CM, Create London and the New Economics Foundation.
King’s Cross Urban Actions Field Guide for the London Festival of Architecture 2012.
A exhibition exploring the aesthetics and consequences of housing regulation.