Searchlight Book Launch

Event Name: North East Festival of Architecture
Venue/Location: The Place, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland
Date: 23rd June 2009

Chair/Other Speakers:
Ben Hall

A book documenting the project, Searchlight was launched at the 2009 North East Festival of Architecture at a talk by David on the development of the work.


Searchlight is the story of a politically influential art event. Offering an alternative public art model to the monumental sculpture traditionally aligned with inner-city regeneration, it is an experimental journey through technology, contested territories and fragmented communities.

This publication celebrates the risk and uncertainty of the project, drawing attention to unresolved questions being explored by Britain’s public art community as it seeks to re-evaluate its relationship to context.

Further information about the publication may downloaded as a one page document here.