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)
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.
INTERWOVEN: KVADRAT TEXTILE AND DESIGN BOOK RELEASED 28 Oct ’13
Jane’s contribution to Kvadrat’s new book released this month, the essay ‘Between artifice and nature: colour since the 1960s’ explores how the use of colour in design has developed in relation to the history of Kvadrat’s innovative textile colour palettes.
Read an excerpt of the full essay on disegnodaily.com
THE BROMPTON PITCH 19-21 Sept ’13
The Brompton Pitch is an open air showcase for design on Exhibition Road curated by Jane Withers and Johanna Agerman Ross and produced by Brompton Design District in collaboration with Disegno.
2013 participants: Casting London, Fixperts, Phil Cuttance, Studio Chehade, Okolo and Disegno.
Watch Casting London manufacture their pedel powered souvenirs on-site on Exhibition Road in their vimeo film of the project here.