Press Archive

Our in-house press achieves extensive and varied coverage, reaching new audiences and representing staggering value in terms of PR and scale of readership.

Press promotion is targeted to cover all the major nationals, plus a wide scope of regional and local press, consumer press and magazines and professional and special interest titles, as well as broadcast and web media.

The press team strategically targets the media with programme and event highlights, and ensures that broad coverage is achieved.

This page will be regularly updated with press coverage of our various programmes and activities.

May 2010

Director Victoria Thornton talks about Open-City in Landscape Magazine (spring 2010) issue. To see the full article, click here.

From Open House to ... Open-City:

After 18 years as Open House, London's leading architecture education organisation announced its name change to Open-City on 25 March 2010. The launch of Open-City signaled a new focus in the strategic direction of the organisation, as it expands its commissioning of research into current issues on the built environment.

From its early roots showcasing the capital’s best architecture via a now world-famous annual event, Open-City has evolved to encompass ground-breaking research, training, advice and capital-wide campaigns, as part of delivering targeted programmes for decision-makers, young people and the London community at large.

This new name better expresses the scope of work the organisation currently undertakes and will allow Open-City to further develop its key strands of activity. As a champion of the value of good design, Open-City is the only independent organisation that works year round with councillors, planners, students, young people, the public and all professionals who are active in shaping the built environment.

The Open House London weekend will retain its identity, with the event taking place each year on the third weekend of September.




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