DK-CM, Create London and the New Economics Foundation led on the delivery of a substantial research study and investment plan, exploring how the industrial areas of the borough can be used to enrich the borough’s creative enterprises. The rivers’ industrial land is identified as having the capacity for intensification and reactivation as a public space, a key opportunity to support the burgeoning cultural and creative industries in the borough.
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. We have done this by publishing our research in tandem with our strategic document, giving equal weight to each.
The final report took the form of two documents: an action plan, combined with a rigorous research study.
The research study brought together detailed analysis of history and policy context, alongside a series of interviews with local creatives. Broad and diverse in nature, the conversations kick-started the project and set a firm basis from which the action plan evolved.
- Client: London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
- Value: £40k
- Dates: April – July 2018
- Collaborators: Create London, New Economics Foundation, Europa
- Status: Completed
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.
An engagement study which captures the use and perceptions of the canal at Old Oak and Park Royal.
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.’
King’s Cross Urban Actions Field Guide for the London Festival of Architecture 2012.
A exhibition exploring the aesthetics and consequences of housing regulation.