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
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An exhibition about stepping across sectors and beyond traditional architectural practice to build new forms of publicness, with Public Practice and Alison Crawshaw.
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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.
Both a practical guide for the householder and an exploration of the limits of legislation.
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DK-CM’s contribution to San Rocco’s Book of Copies project in 2013, compiling 50 photocopies on the theme of ‘Shop Windows.’
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