High Wycombe: Masterclasses in Sitting

Completed: 2015 Client: Berkeley Group Artist: public works
Partners: Bucks New University, Wycombe District Council Location: Wye Dene, High Wycombe
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Cultural Placemaking, Residential

Futurecity have been appointed by Berkeley Homes to develop and manage public realm art commissions for Wye Dene, a new development in High Wycombe. For the first project, Take a Seat with Us, furniture design students from Bucks New University built ten unique seats for residents of High Wycombe celebrating special places for sitting in the Wycombe Marsh area. The second, A Chair for Arching is a triptych of talks and discussions on the history of chairs, bodging and celebratory arches in High Wycombe. The project will culminate in a temporary community build chair arch for the new Wye Dene development in Wycombe Marsh.

The project is curated by Futurecity on behalf of Berkeley Homes and lead by Andreas Lang from public works.

Project Helpers: Marco Monterzino, Andrew Belfield, Anna Lisa McSweeny & Sam Connolly

The project has been generously supported by Grymsdyke Farm & Price Myers

You can find out more about the project: www.masterclassesinsitting.tumblr.com


the artist

Public Works

Public Works are an art and architecture practice working within and towards public space. All public works projects address the question how the public realm is shaped by its various users and how existing dynamics can inform further proposals.


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