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
Exploring the needs and ambitions of the Royal Docks business community.
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.
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.
Exploring collective dwelling at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference 2017
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.
A exhibition exploring the aesthetics and consequences of housing regulation.