The Architecture Centre
Thu 15 Oct 2020
18:30 - 20:00
Can art transform how we feel about our cities?
Do eye-popping colours and extraordinary structures reconnect us to the places we live and work?
Is there a move away from the restrained colour palettes of ‘conventional’ architecture?
We speak to advocates and practitioners who have brought art into their cities and public spaces, and find out how this approach to design has effected the places they have touched.
Join Artist Morag Myerscough, former Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson and Designer Adam Furman for an exploration of how art can bring colour and life to cities.
About the speakers:
Morag Myerscough artist and designer creates installations and immersive spatial artworks that transform places and champion community and public interaction.
Her work is firmly rooted in a very personal experience of belonging and never fails to charm, entice and encourage people to feel differently about their experience of where they are. Every artwork generates a very specific local response, which she uses to create community and build identity within a place.
Amongst her best-known projects is the much-photographed new Design Museum, the Temple of Agape on London’s Southbank, a ‘Belonging Bandstand’ that moved around Sussex and the 2015 Stirling Prize-winning project of Burntwood School that she collaborated on with architects AHMM.
George Ferguson CBE is an architect and entrepreneur. He served as the first elected mayor of Bristol from 2012 – 2016. George is a founding member of the Academy of Urbanism and helped to establish Upfest Europe’s largest street art festival.
Adam Furman is an artist & designer of Argentine & Japanese heritage based in London. Adam trained in Architecture and Fine Art and works in these fields as well as product design and interiors. Adam is co-director of Saturated Space at the Architectural Association (an influential research group on colour in Urbanism and Architecture). In spring of 2020 Adam published ‘New London Fabulous’ an article celebrating the emerging movement of colourful and complex design in place.