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Culture, art and heritage in the built environment reception
2 October @ 18:30 - 20:30
The Master and Wardens of The Worshipful Company of Glaziers, in partnership with The Worshipful Companies of Chartered Architects, Constructors and Masons; the Forum for the Built Environment and the IoD Property & Built Environment Group warmly invite you to an evening to discuss the role of heritage arts and crafts in the modern city built environment, together with a chance to meet new people. London is a great centre of the art world and many iconic historical buildings and contemporary prestige development sites in the City of London are enhanced by fine artworks or incorporate decorative, and functional, artistic schemes.
The event opens with a welcome by the Master Glazier and the event partners, and a keynote address on art in the built environment, after which there will be a panel discussion with an opportunity for questions.
We are delighted to welcome Eric Reynolds as our Keynote speaker. Eric is the Founding Director of Urban Space Management and has a distinguished career developing urban regeneration schemes and visitor attractions, including the practical reuse of historic and iconic sites such as Clerkenwell & Camden Lock. He was instrumental in saving Smithfield Market in the City of London, devising an alternative business plan and devised the idea of moving the Museum of London into that space. He also He is a trustee of several charitable organisations including the Royal Museums Greenwich, an Honorary Member of RIBA and Chairman of SAVE.
The panel discussion that follows will include glass artist & designer Helen Whittaker FMGP MA, and Stella Ioannou, Director of Lacuna & Artistic Director of Sculpture in the City, & Claire Wallbridge PGCE, Training Manager of The National Stone Training Group. Panellists will answer your questions about how art is used in the City – who commissions it, what benefits it brings, and how artists and craftspeople approach design, creation and fabrication for a City space or building. We’ll also look at the demand for traditional arts and crafts, and the preservation of endangered heritage craft skills through education and training for young people, new and emerging artists.
After the formal part of the evening there will be wine and canapés, plenty of opportunity to mingle and a chance to explore Glaziers’ Hall. It is home to three Livery Companies, has unrivalled views over the City and the River Thames, with a welcoming and versatile atmosphere, on the edge of Borough Market. We have organised tours of the building for those interested.
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