The Royal College of Art and Lumen Art Projects have joined hands to present an online hour of talks and Q&A on how artists are breathing new life into built environments and helping to build community by engaging with art, data and technology.
Moderator: Chris Choa, AECOM, Managing Director, Cities Advisory, AECOM
Sarah McCready, Barking Riverside Ltd, Head of Placemaking & Communications
Sarah’s role with Barking Riverside, one of Europe’s largest placemaking projects, is to build co-creation with the pre-existing community while monitoring the social impact that this growth can realise and helping to set a new benchmark for what a modern, progressive developer can achieve.
Dr Adam Kaasa, Senior Tutor (Research) Royal College of Art, School of Architecture
Adam’s work at the RCA moves between urban theory, facilitation and performance. He specialises in the intersection of culture, history and inequality in the city, foregrounding the role of architecture and design. He holds a PhD in Cities from the LSA and worked for a decade at LSE Cities. He is the Co-Founder and fomer Director of Theatrum Mundi, an international urban research center on the culture of cities. Adam is Programme Lead Masters of Research at the RCA, Architecture Pathway.
Thijs Biersteker, 2017 Lumen Prize Gold Award Winner
Artist Thijs Biersteker creates interactive awareness installations about the world's most pressing issues today.
His immersive art installations, often described as eco- or awareness art, turn the impact of climate change, air pollution, ocean plastic , diversity, data misuse into a tangible experience. He is the founder of Woven Studio. A sustainable art studio that helps universities, research groups, museums and architects to communicate their facts in an experiential way.