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Camp Crescent! A Festival Of Making + Exploring Great Things At The Grays Ferry Crescent.

August 21, 2013


MAKE HISTORY THIS WEEKEND!  HELP BUILD A MASSIVE CARDBOARD MODEL OF 400 YEARS OF PHILADELPHIA HISTORY ALONG THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER IN JUST 48 HOURS! September 20-22nd * All Ages Wanted * Grays Ferry Crescent * Food * Prizes * Adventure CAMP CRESCENT! is a festival of making, building and exploring for all ages at the Grays Ferry […]

‘Come To Urban Geek Drinks, A Monthly Happy Hour For Civic Do-Gooders In Philly!

May 30, 2013


Urban Geek Drinks, is a monthly happy hour for a diverse group of civic do-gooders in Philadelphia. It’s an opportunity for you to connect with other people who give a damn and are working incredibly hard to make Philadelphia a really great city. Organized by Aaron Ogle of Open Plans and Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop, it grows […]

Please Join Us For Two Great Events At Our Pop-Up Adventure Playground.

October 10, 2012


Friends, you have two great opportunities to help create and then enjoy something truly incredible (that doesn’t exist anywhere else) in the very heart of downtown Philadelphia. Over the past week, Public Workshop has worked with over seventy teenagers and young designers to design-build the beginnings of a fantastic play landscape in the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s PHS Pop-Up Garden between 19th […]

October News: Public Workshop Presenting At The BMW Guggenheim Lab + Much, Much More!

October 1, 2011

Events, News

September has been a busy month for Public Workshop. It kicked off with Alex Gilliam presenting on the importance of prototyping behaviors for civic innovation at the Social Capitol Markets Conference on a panel about prototyping with Jocelyn Wyatt of, Adam Dole of the Mayo Clinic and Veronika Scott of the Empowerment Plan. Thanks to Sarah […]

Five Upcoming Opportunities To Build Fantastic Structures + Re-Imagine Possibility.

September 14, 2011


Want to come build fantastic structures that challenge people’s sense of possibility? Sure you do, who doesn’t? In the coming weeks, in three different cities, we will be leading a variety of building workshops with our Build It! Disks. The focus of each workshop and the reason for using the Disks is varied: In Austin, our […]

News:We’re Presenting Our Unique Participatory Design + Learning Tools In Chicago-May 28th.

May 19, 2011

Events, News

A Longitudinal Study of Shared Space Street Improvements And Older People’s Quality Of Life– Catharine Ward Thompson, Susana Alves, Peter Aspinall, Jenny Roe and Affonso Zuin Examining The Spatial And Temporal Patterns In Children’s Neighborhood-Based Activity And Mobility Using Personal Monitoring Technology –Jason Gilliand and Janet Loebach The Effects Of Casino Design, Restorative Images And […]

News: Public Workshop Is Presenting At The University Of The Arts On May 5th.

April 29, 2011

Events, News

Why wouldn’t I want to share my work with and be a part of a program that describes itself as ‘A Design Laboratory For Modeling Change‘? Over the past couple of months I have had the great the pleasure of getting to know the students, faculty and the collective work of the Industrial Design Program […]

Prototyping Adventure Courses + A Shade Structure In Four Hours At UCDavis, Oh My!

April 21, 2011

Events, Our Work

When is a tree not a tree? When you give a bunch of landscape architecture students and teachers the task of making a tree from scrap pieces of 1″ x 2″. In this case a tree becomes a lean-to, a passage way, a vertical lattice, the beginnings of an innovative sub-structure, a shed and goodness […]

Come Help Redefine Possibility! Your Opportunity To Help Explore + Build March 20-24th.

March 18, 2011

Events, Our Work

A Week Of Building Experiments And Adventures Interested in helping test the limits of learning, design and collaboration while making gorgeous structures in a fantastic space? Starting this Sunday I will be leading six days of fantastic building experiments at the National Building Museum and I would love for you, and your friends to come […]

News: Public Workshop Invited To Give UCDavis’ Annual Robert Thayer Lecture.

March 18, 2011

Events, News

What could be better than spending a couple of days in April in Davis, California talking about participatory design and working with a group of incredibly talented people, imagining the future of design education? I couldn’t be more excited to have been invited to give the annual Rob Thayer Lecture on April 15th at the […]

News: We’re Headed To Prototype Camp And Balmy Columbus, Ohio.

January 29, 2011

Events, News

We are pleased to be heading to sunny Columbus, Ohio on Sunday to help the fine folks at Prototype Camp do wonderful things and generally be a part of the design adventure that they’ve assembled. Particularly unique because it is a youth design charette focused on the future of education in the midst of a […]

Event: Come To Public Workshop’s Children Changing Cities Panel At The ACD Conference.

June 18, 2010

Events, Our Work

I am really excited to be able to invite you to the Children Changing Cities panel this Saturday morning (6/19) at 9.30 at the Association for Community Design Conference (here) in Berkeley, California. The panel brings together a compelling collection of thinkers and doers who are redefining how we engage youth in making our cities, […]

Event:We’re Leading A Panel At The Assoc. For Community Design Conference on June 19th.

April 19, 2010


If they are not meant for children, they are not meant for citizens either. If they are not meant for citizens-ourselves- they are not cities. -Herman Hertzberger Herman, quite frankly I couldn’t agree more and therefore when the Association For Community Design decided that the theme of their conference this year would be ‘Toward A […]

Event:We’re Presenting At The Ripple Conference-Innovation In Urban Education,On April 24th.

April 19, 2010


How can we creatively re-imagine urban education? We’re quite excited to be presenting at the Ripple Conference (here) on April 24th at the University of Chicago and surprised to be sharing a program with none other than Bill Ayers! It’s too early to say how this is going to impact our future political careers but […]

Event: Chicago K-12 Design-Ed Potluck Feb. 4th At 6.30 With A Presentation By Public Workshop.

February 3, 2010

Events, Our Work

Event: Chicago K-12 Design Educator Potluck Presentation:  You Can Change Your City by Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop Date: Thursday February 4th from 6.30-8.00 pm-ish Location: Landon Bone Baker Architects, 734 N Milwaukee Ave. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss it: Normally Public Workshop wouldn’t trumpet giving a presentation at a relatively informal event but ladies and gents, […]

Event: A Near Future City Think Tank To Re- Imagine How People Transform Public Spaces.

February 2, 2010

Events, Our Work

Local governments are the largest industry in the world without an r + d function. What happens if you create an informal r + d unit for a city, bringing together a carefully chosen group of people who are doing great but very different things in the world to re-imagine issues of civic importance where […]

Event:Waller Creek Is For Dominoes And Talking Smack Without Rain: This Sunday at 4.00 pm.

October 23, 2009


Changing a place by talking about someone’s mom and playing games? Dominoes and Talking Smack? What could be better on a Sunday afternoon at a brand spanking new time (4 pm) in a shiny new (as in we haven’t tried it) domino-themed place? Dust off your best momma jokes, bone up on your dot counting […]

Event:Public Workshop To Present At Building A Healthier Austin Symposium:Oct. 20th at 7.00 pm.

October 18, 2009


On Tuesday October 20th at 7.00 pm , Public Workshop will be presenting at the Building A Healthier Austin symposium. The organizers have done a great job of assembling a diverse cast of characters involved in health care, transportation, housing, planning, etc. for what will be a great and inspiring conversation. The focus will be […]

Waller Creek Is For Dominoes And Talking Smack? This coming Sunday morn’?

October 7, 2009


Dominoes and Talking Smack? What could be better on a Sunday morning? Head on down to the north end of the UT Tennis Courts on Trinity Street (between the creek and the courts, by the bridge) for fabulous company, and good food.  Get ready to do your best grumpy old man, Oscar Madison impersonation as […]

Tales From Waller Creek: Waller Creek Is For Crumpets, Croquet + Cucumber Sandwiches?

September 30, 2009

Events, Our Work

Waller Creek Is For Croquet, Crumpets And Cucumber Sandwiches? Victrolas, Records, Six Inch Fish, Cooling Off With Your Shoes Off, Giddy Wading? Exploring With Friends, Heading Up Stream To Try The Red Swing Another Time, Lemon Shortbread, Sun Dresses And Brainstorming New Waller Creek Adventures? Enticing and perhaps unbelievable but oh so very true. It […]