Deborah Smith Projects | Contemporary Arts Organisation

Inside Cities: Art and the Built Environment

The exhibition embraces creativity and innovation and is inspired by the 2015 Arup Design Book about cities. The show presents aspects of built and proposed infrastructure, community projects, exploration of materials and objects – virtual, real and imagined – all united by nature and urban green projects.

Mark Titchner announces a call for action; wood is used as a sustainable, green and beautiful material in The Endless Stair and in works by Heather & Ivan Morison; nature, both real and virtual, is explored in Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge and Fischli and Weiss‘ collection of flower photographs; The Crown Estate’s Ecology Masterplan incorporates sustainable and green infrastructure; Damien Hirst takes an in-depth look at butterflies; Bosco Verticale combines architecture and vertical forestry; communities crossing the rural and urban landscape are exemplified by Myvillages’ social drinks enterprise, and Park/Park’s approach to traffic and environmental issues; Something & Son propose to retrofit 80s buildings with newly designed baroque façade; while Wood and Harrisonuse humour to draw our attention to the everyday. The eclectic mix of projects and art presented are drawn together through the work of Office for Subversive Architecture.


Arup, London
22 June – 11 September 2015

Exhibition Installation Vew - Wood and Harrison (Somewhere in Europe, 2015), The Crown Estate Ecology Plan





Arup, London, 22 June 2015, 6-9pm - private view

Arup, London, 8 September 2015 - ECVAN exhibition tour