Friday, 16 September 2016 14:56

Soak Steam Dream

Roca London Gallery’s new show plunges into the long, steamy history of public bathing. Curator Jane Withers tells us more

Published in Comment
Monday, 08 February 2016 00:00

Gothenburg Public Sauna

William Siesjö sweats it out in Raumlabor’s new project, a “bastu” inspired by the harbour’s industrial past – and a place to discuss its future

Published in News

The housing crisis is forcing people to live in ever more cramped conditions, but history teaches us that well-designed homes and public spaces are the bedrock of a civilised society

Published in Comment
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 00:00

Douglas Coupland: Public liabilities

These days, there’s more to public art than afflicting parks with random chunks of steel. But even good examples often seem to infuriate more than they inspire, says the novelist and artist

Published in Comment
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 01:00

All Of This Belongs To You

As the British general election draws closer, an exhibition at the V&A looks at the role of art, architecture and design in public life

Published in GALLERY