LUCY MUSGRAVE SPEAKS AT CITY ARCHITECTURE FORUM
On Tuesday evening, Lucy Musgrave gave an engaging presentation as a part of the City Architecture Forum’s panel on “Why Culture and Art Matters in the City’s Urban Environment.” She was joined by City of London Member Michael Cassidy, CEO and Founder of Future City Mark Davy, and Partner at Roger Stirk + Harbor Partners Stephen Barrett in a panel moderated by New London Architecture’s Peter Murray.
In her presentation, Lucy referenced a number of our drawings from Place, Spaces, Work and our mapping of the Culture Mile and the River Thames by way of illustrating the importance of the creative industries to both our urban fabric and future economic competitive edge. Pointing to the City of London and the Mayor of London’s respective strategies and reports, Lucy also highlighted the tremendous energy and bold thinking coalescing around culture at various levels of leadership.
Culture is a “lived experience, accessible and integral to city life,” Lucy stated in her presentation. In the Q&A section, she followed up on this point, arguing that culture, today, does not simply refer to a particular set of institutions, but instead has taken on an expansive definition to include all of the life and activity within our streets and shared spaces.
Posted: 18 September 2018