David edited the King’s Cross Urban Actions Field Guide for the London Festival of Architecture 2012, designed by Ken Kirton at Studio Hato.
Introducing a series of public events conceived under the banner of ‘Urban Actions’, David’s introductory essay presented a proposal for urban action inspired by Theo Crosby’s ‘How to Play the Environment Game’ (1973), before discussing the radical history of King’s Cross through four sub-categories of action: Subversion, Occupation, Play and Speculation.
- Client: The Architecture Foundation
- Dates: 2012
- Collaborators: Studio Hato
- Status: Completed
An engagement study which captures the use and perceptions of the canal at Old Oak and Park Royal.
A series of films made with local young people captures a diverse and varied portrait of Bruce Grove.
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.
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.
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.
DK-CM’s contribution to San Rocco’s Book of Copies project in 2013, compiling 50 photocopies on the theme of ‘Shop Windows.’
A exhibition exploring the aesthetics and consequences of housing regulation.