Rory Hyde 

Ways to Be Public

V&A, London, 2015


This exhibition presented examples of contemporary architecture and urbanism that rethink the role of public space. It illustrated how architects are using new tools, tactics and ideas to forge publics in a variety of ways, from a flag binding together individual nations of the EU, to a garden designed to teach school children mathematics.

Featuring works by

Bimal Patel, Buckminster Fuller, Camila Bustamante, Centre for Urban Pedagogy, CERN, David Chipperfield Architects, FAT Architecture, Forensic Architecture, Henrietta Williams, Iwan Baan, Joseph Bazalgette, Matilde Cassani, Metahaven, Mies van der Rohe, OMA/AMO, Samyn & Partners, Studio Folder, and Trevor Paglen.

Further info

V&A project page

V&A questions its role as public institution with new exhibition, Design Week