Torange Khonsari co founded and is director of the art and architecture practice public works.
Public Works is an inter- disciplinary practice working in the threshold of participatory and performative art, architecture,anthropology and politics always engaged with notions of civic in the city.
Her projects are socially motivated and directly impacts public space, working with local organisations, communities, government bodies and stakeholders. It is research based as a practice which tests and implements the academic research undertaken within her university teaching and research.
The direct two -way communication between academia and practice has enabled and enriched an exploratory environment within the research field of participatory urbanism and architecture where she is now specialised in.
Khonsari is a Consultant on Specialist Assistant Team (SAT) Greater London Authority: Mayor of London on community development in regeneration. Visting Lecturer at Royal College of Art – London, senior lecturer at London metropolitan university and taught at UMA school of architecture in Sweden as well as consultant to UN Habitat on sustainable urban development.