Harriet Partridge discusses the five Urban Plunge projects in an article on the urban swimming movement for the Financial Times.
URBAN PLUNGE IN THE FINANCIAL TIMES 5 SEPT ’14
URBAN PLUNGE AT ROCA LONDON GALLERY 11 Sept ’14 – 10 Jan ’15
Urban Plunge, curated by Jane Withers for Wonderwater at the Roca London Gallery, explores the growing urban swimming movement through a series of proposals for river and harbour baths in London, New York and Copenhagen that envisage imaginative new ways to enjoy urban water environments. The exhibition showcases architectural interventions for swimming in clean natural waters in the heart of our cities. With built projects exhibited alongside future visions for new water leisure spaces, Urban Plunge aims to show how designers are challenging our attitude to the urban water environment and showing how water can enrich urban experience
The exhibition launching on 11 of September to coincide with the London Design Festival (13-21 September 2014)
Curator Jane Withers discusses Urban Plunge exhibition with ICON magazine
BROMPTON DESIGN DISTRICT, LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL 13-21 Sept ’14
For the London Design Festival 2014 the Brompton Design District programme looks at the growing influence of craft on design, and renewed interest in the passion and skill required to make things. Alongside the exhibits by leading design showrooms, the District’s use of unusual spaces for the pop-up programme curated by Jane Withers adds to the energy and dynamism of the district. This year these take place in a series of garages in the area.
DAMN MAGAZINE #43 March ’14
Featured in the March edition of DAMnº magazine, Jane’s article ‘Cleaner, Clearer, Brighter, Better: On the future of water everywhere’ surveys a selection of recent projects that show how experimental thinking aims to help change the way we approach environmental challenges and think about and respect our water environment.