Architecture + Art: LFA Open Studio Event

3rd June 2015

Architecture + Art: Collaboration, Growth and Opportunity in the new Workspace of the City

David Magyar, Design Director at John Robertson Architects will offer his thoughts on how the public realm and workspaces are changing within the city as a result of collaborations between developers, architects, artists, city planners and urban designers as well as describing how working with practicing artists has influenced the practice.

Guest speaker Gabby Shawcross, Founder of the Studio Of Cinematic Architecture, will be discussing his work which includes permanent stand-alone public artworks, integrated lighting installations and digital furniture in the public realm.

The blurring of boundaries between the public realm and workspaces has created new possibilities to experiment with space and allows public art to permeate from the public realm into commercial buildings.

Artists working closely with the design team offer different creative approaches as well as shared ideas and perspectives. This collaborative engagement has cultivated new methods of working which has a positive outcome for client, designer and building users. Drawing on their experience in collaborating on commercial developments, David and Gabby will reflect on the challenges, conflicts and surprises of this shared approach to working and how the views of city developers are changing.

Join us for a glass of wine on Thursday 18th June at our Southwark studios followed by a presentation and Q&A discussion.

Booking is free, but essential, please book your tickets here.

The talk will be accompanied by a collaborative installation which will be on display at the JRA studios from 15th to 19th June.