Robin Howie

Fieldwork Facility and V&A

We are thrilled to share that earlier this year Fieldwork Facility was commissioned by the V&A to design the wayfinding & signage for two brand new sister sites in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; V&A East Museum and V&A East Storehouse. We are delighted that the project also encompasses designing all interpretation for V&A East Storehouse too.

V&A East is one of the world's most significant new cultural projects. V&A East's two landmark sites will open at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London in 2024 and 2025.

Opening at Here East in 2024, V&A East Storehouse offers a new immersive experience, taking visitors behind the scenes and providing unprecedented public access to the V&A collections. A short walk across the park, opening in 2025, V&A East Museum celebrates global creativity and making relevant to today’s world. Both sites are part of East Bank, the Mayor of London's £1.1 billion Olympic legacy project, which will create a new arts, innovation and education hub in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

External render view of the new V&A East Museum, designed by O'Donnell + Tuomey. © O'Donnell + Tuomey / Ninety90, 2018
Internal render view of the central public collection hall in new V&A East Storehouse at Here East, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. © Diller Scofidio + Renfro, 2018
Robin Howie

XCOPY site

Fieldwork Facility has created a living-archive for pseudonymous crypto-artist XCOPY.

XCOPY works across multiple NFT and emerging crypto-art platforms. The new website is a place for fans and collectors to explore XCOPY’s evolving body of work via three different views (timeline, grid and index).

The site also has an easter egg mode that is designed to appeal to curiosity around the often eye-watering selling prices of XCOPY’s works. Our ‘Extra Dark Mode’ subverts the web’s typical ‘light and dark modes’ — when activated the ‘Extra Dark Mode’ reveals the financial underbelly of crypto-art and draws the audience further down the blockchain rabbit hole.

XCOPY is a champion of Creative Commons Zero and is committed to a fair and open web. On the site all works are available for free download and the site also features a home for derivative works made by fans and peers.

Experience the website here:

Special thanks to Anne Dorst, and Andrew Roberts (Code & Ink) for the beautiful wizardry.

Robin Howie

Extraordinarily Wild

Eighty volunteers from Related Argent and Barnet Council painted a mural across a fence that forms the perimeter around Whitefield School in Brent Cross.

The Mural was co-designed with a group of students from the school around the theme of Extraordinarily Wild... This theme was born out of an earlier workshop we held with students from the school where students shared their inspiring hopes for the Brent Cross Town neighbourhood... an early favourite of mine was one student's idea that the area should have ‘bionic flowers with six-packs’ that stand up to London’s air pollution.

Special thanks to Maxine and Dom at Related Argent and Global Street Art for helping it all to happen on the day.