Langlands and Bell Moving World, Contemporary Art Society Consultancy commission for BAA Heathrow Terminal 5. Photo: Stephen White 2008
Joy Gerrard Alenchus / Aporia (installation view), LSE New Academic Building, London 2008
James Ireland You Mistake My Horror For Love, commission for The Economist Building, London 2007
Delivering strategic approaches to public art for urban regeneration and property development.
Culturally-led regeneration is seen as a means to enliven and humanise public spaces and create meaningful places that encourage people to visit and revisit – developing a distinctive identity and an authentic sense of place.
Harnessing the arts makes the built environment more attractive to residents and visitors, and ensures that developments reach the highest standards of both commercial and community viability. Increasingly this is what local authorities, planners and developers are looking for – art with an integrity and dialogue that goes beyond the initial visual impact.
Our strategy work combines our expertise in delivering public art projects with sophisticated research and analysis to develop comprehensive public art strategies for the urban realm. We work closely with architects, developers, designers and local authorities to ensure visionary approaches that preface art and culture as an integral part of sustainable, vibrant communities.
Over the next 20 years Cambridge University will undertake the greatest planned expansion in its 800-year history. ‘North West Cambridge’, an urban extension to the city of Cambridge, will be a sustainable, high quality development that aims to cultivate a mixed academic and urban community.
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy has completed a major public art strategy for Cambridge University in collaboration with InSite Arts.
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy were appointed to work with the 5 Host Boroughs cultural unit and Design for London on a public art support programme in 2010.
In June 2011 Contemporary Art Society Consultancy curated the event Brief Encounters: The Future of Public Art in East London for the Create Festival.