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Welcome to Foreign

Posted on August 20th, 2012 by williamd

If the cotton blanket of habit is pulled back, one discovers things. Everything becomes unusual, monstrous, in the true sense of the word un-settling. — Vilem Flusser I’ll be back. — Arnold Schwarzenegger Camenzind set up an office for knowledge tourism from within SESC Consoloçao, São Paulo, in September 2012. Inviting visitors to book their […]

The City and the Political + Papers

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by williamd

Printed papers of each class that occurred between January and July 2012. Downloadable here. The City and the Political is an ongoing open class and research group at The Public School, Berlin, that invites anyone to join in discussions between theories and spatial practices of “the city” and “the political.” The city is home to […]

Knowledge Tourism

Posted on February 6th, 2012 by williamd

This paper shall introduce the term Knowledge Tourism, explain and frame it as a mode of knowledge production and what this means. It shall also offer an insight to how it should evolve, as its current modality is static and its productivity linear. The paper will serve as a primer for discussion into modes of […]

The City & The Political

Posted on January 24th, 2012 by williamd

The City and the Political is an ongoing open class and research group at The Public School, Berlin, that invites anyone to join in discussions between theories and spatial practices of “the city” and “the political.” The city is home to modern man. This class begins at the scale of the city in order to […]


Posted on January 3rd, 2012 by williamd

For design, research, editorial. On the left hand side are projects and initiatives, on the right are publications and design work. Get in touch: w@williamdavis.eu +49 176 96 531 535 +44 79 66 212 986 +41 787 148 163 Follow on twitter Website by Alan Woo

Banking On Crisis

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 by williamd

“First you make money by creating products no one understands, then you make money by cleaning the mess up.” Corporate Watch initiates Banking on Crisis, a series of publications and workshops aiming to contribute to a popular, critical understanding of the banking and finance sector and its role in society. For more information visit the […]

Eaders Digest

Posted on October 25th, 2011 by williamd

“It takes 1 cup wine 1/2 hr to reduce by 1/2 at 400 degs.” EADERS DIGEST metabolizes a published text via an orchestrated alchemical process. Contributors are necessarily strangers from each other. The result is printed in A2 poster format in editions of 500-1000. With Elvia Pyburn-Wilk Issue no. 2: All Meat No Filler Contributors: […]


Posted on October 12th, 2011 by williamd

“People & Spaces” The result of the Camenzind East Africa workshop: a new magazine for East Africa and the world. Concerned with issues related to architecture, urbanism, the city and social from an East African context. The first issue of Anza (Swahili for ‘start’) was produced in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Anza Mission Statement We […]

ANZA / Camenzind East Africa

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 by williamd

East Africa’s first architectural magazine Visit Anza: anzastart.com Read the story here: www.camenzindeastafrica.org 9/19/2011 – 10/16/2011 According to the UN, the African continent is due to experience an immense population growth during the 21st century with its population more than tripling from one Billion to 3.6 Billion. Most of this population growth will take place […]

Running Study

Posted on July 29th, 2011 by williamd

Shot in north Brandenberg, spring 2011. Made by William Davis, Arne Fehmel and Aras Müller. Many thanks to Tobias Bergmann, Hannah Parr, Robert Raths.

Kein Katalog

Posted on July 28th, 2011 by williamd

Kein Katalog ist eine Publikation über das kulturelle Veranstaltungsjahr 2010 des Hildesheimer Salon e.V. Er spielt mit dem konventionellen Format des Katalogobjektes, indem er dem Leser inoffizielle Dokumente zeigt, sowie die Möglichkeit zur non-linearen Rezeption bietet. Kein Katalog, herausgegeben von Isabell Ertl und Lara Sielmann, erscheint in der Edition Pächterhaus und beinhaltet Texte, Material und Kunstwerke von über […]

For, Reign.

Posted on July 12th, 2011 by williamd

Wear your new identity, spread the foreign feeling! Every day is a new Randonnée…


Posted on June 18th, 2011 by williamd

“the sum of the phenomena and relationships arising from the travel and stay of non-residents, insofar as they do not lead to permanent residence and are not connected with any earning activity.”


Posted on May 15th, 2011 by williamd

“The conflict is partly due to different ways of seeing and interpreting the working situation.” On the understanding of a changing workforce, and what unions mean today. The book is a compendium of the research, experimentation, ideas and end results based around my study of workers unions and unionism, as a part of a self-directed […]

vis iuncta validior est

Posted on April 15th, 2011 by williamd

How important do workers’ unions remain in modern society? A project on the importance (or lack) of the workers union. “Unions need to be alone, for them to work properly” “My opinion is that there aren’t less trade unions because people don’t like trade unions, I think there’s less unions because they’ve gone to work […]

The Other (Time / Seperation / Identity)

Posted on April 14th, 2011 by williamd

What is the other? How is it defined? How do we define it? The Other is the relationship between two parties, their otherness brought about by differences in language, representation, lifestyle, histories. They could be physically removed or very far apart from each other, their lives could also be completely intertwined and reliant on one […]

Part-Time Pioneer

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Alexander von Humboldt—as a historical character, philosopher, explorer, and educator—serves as the inspiration and starting point for the project. “Part-Time Pioneer” is a research-based art installation, taking a wide, historical approach to the concept of the “pioneer.” This figure, particularly present in the development of American history, is a vessel that contains projections of hope, […]

Eva Teppe

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Design and art direction of a photography book for the talented Eva Teppe, made alongside Basics09. Published in spring 2011 by Kerber Verlag.

Watch Me Move

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Exhibition scenography, design, planning with chezweitz&roseapple, for an animation exhibition at The Barbican. Reviews: The Independent The Huffington Post

Luke Casey Japan

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by williamd

Photography book of Luke Casey‘s photography in Japan.

81 People

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by williamd

The graphic design yearbook for Bristol UWE, with Laura Parke, Sophie Dutton, Olie Kay and Dan Alford. Printed in a run of 2000 with grouped screen-printed covers, on the occasion of the exhibition 81 People.

Toilets & Benches

Posted on April 10th, 2011 by williamd

“[On designing for need] …to do this is precisely to engage in the social and political life of the community. Designers can take part in the initiation of briefs by society but as citisens not as designers.” — Peter Lloyd Jones, part of a radio talk on designing for need   Design and art direction […]


Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

4000 times for Don’t Panic Berlin with Léo Favier. Don’t Panic Berlin operate advertising and distribution for events in the spheres of music, art, literature, fashion and everything in between. For the May 2010 poster we created a poster based on the concepts of advertising, taking slogans and phrases seen in everyday Berlin advertising. We […]

Pangaea / The Imaginary Airport

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

Newspaper designed and written by William Davis, with illustration by Richard Sanderson conceived by both for an exhibition at Lev Kaupas, winter 2010. An airport with abstract rules, as transient a space as real life airports, there for an indirect purpose. A short newspaper to be regarded as a proposal for a proposal, a set of ideas, an […]

Mapping the City

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

How to look at a city as a series of networks, social patterns, ideas. Workshop with Jeroen Sikma in Leeds, thanks Jess and Jen!


Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

A photo journal since January 2004: www.wdphotos.com Review on Cluster Mag.

Schriftliche Variationen

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

Various fonts from various sources. Schriftli: based on a font by Knud V. Engelhardt in 1929 Che Varia: customised version of Folio Tionen: based on a 1953 poster for the maiden voyage of the ship ‘Campania’ Please get in touch if you’d like versions of any.

Summer of Dissent

Posted on April 15th, 2009 by williamd

With Sophie Dutton for Plan 9 of Bristol.

Opening Party

Posted on April 19th, 2008 by williamd

Poster for the Rotterdam end of year show party with François Brunet.