MATTHEW BROWN

Matthew is a member of public works, a not-for-profit studio set up to explore the intersection between art, architecture, performance and activism. Prior to joining Public Practice, he worked for several housing and landscape architecture practices in London, most recently East Architecture, Landscape, Urban Design. He has also worked with artists Alex Schweder and Nils Norman on art installations, play structures and performances. Matthew’s research explores alternative methods of communicating planning and policy.

Part of the second cohort of Public Practice, Matthew joined Croydon as a Project Officer within their Placemaking team. He worked on projects to activate key regeneration areas, test future plans and enable sustainable growth through holistic placemaking. His role involved managing and expanding the Croydon Place Review Panel; providing design advice for a variety of major and strategic applications; supporting the delivery of the Borough’s Suburban Densification Design Guide, and developing new visual communication methods for emerging plans and policies.