Masterclasses in Sitting // Take a Seat With Us

Completed: 2015 Client: Berkeley Group Artist: public works
Partners: Bucks New University, Wycombe District Council Location: Wye Dene, High Wycombe
Services: Community Engagement, Street Furniture

Futurecity have been appointed by Berkeley Homes to develop, curate and manage public realm art commissions for Wye Dene, a new development in High Wycombe. ‘Masterclasses in Sitting’ is a 3-part project curated by Futurecity lead by Andreas Lang from architecture practice public works.

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. Volunteers from the local area shared their own special places to sit and stories about the area to inspire the students. The temporary seats celebrated the diversity of relationships residents have to the place they live in.

On Friday 21st November 2014, the students presented the finished prototypes to the public via a series of walks. The guided walks set off from and finished at the Wrights Meadow Centre.

Photography  © Andreas Lang, public works

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.

"We at the Wrights Meadow Centre are delighted to have been involved in the arts commissions for Wye Dene"

Peter Cartwright, Centre manager


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