public works is an artist and architect collective represented by the architects Sandra Denicke-Polcher, Torange Khonsari, Andreas Lang and the artists Kathrin Böhm and Stefan Saffer. public works has been collaborating in various constellations since 1998.
In the first instance, public works refers to the proportion of informal social networks in the public space and to magistral, formal institutions and structures.
public works participates in collaborations and design projects in which direct interchange with its on site participants plays a major role in subsequent and long-term decision making.
Supporters in Great Britain and Germany are as follows: Camden Council, London; Siemens Corporate Communications in cooperation with Siemens Kulturforum; Serpentine Gallery, London; Architekturforum, Linz; kunstprojekte_riem, Munich.
|2004||Park Products, Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London
Rules for Boot, Shrinking Cities, Kunstwerke Berlin
lay-out Gasworks II, Beratungs und Design Projekt, Gasworks Gallery
|2005||Gasholder 8 - Flux Park, a design study for a new public space, in collaboration with General Public Agency, for Argent Kings Cross Central, London
Inventilator, a 12 month drawing and communications project with Siemens Corporate Communications UK and the Siemens Kulturprogramm München
Picture Highhouse, visitor and development study for a new community centre in Purfleet, for Thurrock Council, UK
British Art Show 2005, The Baltic, Newcastle