thirty for thirty

Introduction to Buro Four’s anniversary publication.


In 2015, project managers Buro Four celebrated thirty years in practice by running a competition for thirty emerging artists. Each was invited to produce a work responding to one of the projects Buro Four has helped deliver during this time, with the results presented in a well-attended exhibition – and an accompanying book.

In collaboration with Rachel Birchmore of AreBe, Free: worked with Buro Four to develop an introductory text for the book which would tell a little of its story, and in particular the values that have shaped the business. The piece was built around the idea of ‘making space’ - both literally and metaphorically, in terms of the nurturing of creativity that sits at the heart of the Buro Four ethos.