London Met. PG Architecture Unit 12 The Dream of the Metropolis

What is the interest in being together in the centre of the city today, of social interaction, performance and display?

At a time when its celebration is under threat, Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University looks at how we protect public life and sociability, by looking at the provisional and the festive social spaces of the city.

The studio is led by Peter St John together with James Hand, Fabienne Sommer, and Ben Speltz—Associates from Caruso St John's London office.

Work by Unit 12 students can be seen in this online publication and is available to explore in a virtual showroom.