Friday Sessions are informal talks and presentations hosted by public works on Friday evenings with invited guests and friends.

FS_25 URBAN ACT research and publication presented by aaa on Thursday (!) 21 February at 19.00 at public works




The presentation of a European wide network of practices who act within the urban field as a place for political change and architectural practice, introducing their different projects, tools and methods.

The compilation of practices results from numerous pan European workshops, and has recently been published in book form by atelier d'architecture atogérée.
The URBAN ACT book not only locates and maps the activities of numerous
practices, but is structured as a manual to allow insight into the methods of
interventionist urban practice, like a user guide to "do-it-yourself urbanism".

For more information on the background and contributions visiisit the related research project website

Practice contributors include:
aaa, Paris
AG Gleisdreieck, Berlin
Park Fiction, Hamburg
Constant, Brussels
Atsa, Quebec
public works, London
Blok, Zagreb
Laboratorio Urbano, Madrid
Metrozones, Berlin

Friday Session in January 2008



Instead of running a Friday Session at the public works studio, we ll be holding a number of public events as part of our current "Can you show me the space" project at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston.

January events include:

Mapping Online - tools and concepts
Wed 23 Jan
12pm - 5pm Workshop
6 pm Presentation and Round Table discussion together with City Mine(d), Dorian Moore and Christian Nold

Making Space
Sat 26 Jan
2pm - 4pm
Round Table discussion with Anna Mansfield, Alex Warnock-Smith, Polly Brannan and other tbc.

Showing the Participatory Process
Tue 29 Jan
12pm - 6pm
A one day workshop session together with Peter Arlt.

For the full programme and more information visit