Futurecity was appointed to develop and deliver a Culture & Placemaking Strategy for Greenwich Peninsula. This 190-acre, mixed-use site with 10,000 new homes and 48 acres of open green space, will become a vast new riverside district for London, set alongside the iconic 02, Emirates Air Line and Ravensbourne College. Futurecity worked with Knight Dragon to explore and develop a range of embedded art commissions and a series of cultural projects and partnerships which will help build a new identity for the Peninsula.
These include: a commission with Conrad Shawcross RA for the Peninsula’s soon-to-be-built Low Carbon Energy Centre; development work on a potential gallery space within the Marks Barfield Gateway Pavilion buildings which has been transformed into the NOW Gallery curated by Knight Dragon’s Jemima Burrill; brokering a relationship with Ravensbourne College who have featured in the NOW Gallery’s programme; recommendations for and the development of a state-of-the-art performance venue on the Peninsula’s former Coaling Jetty, including an interim programme of events launching with a sell-out site-specific-show by Shunt; and working with Knight Dragon on the development of a 5km running track concept around the development.
Greenwich Peninsula recently featured in the Evening Standard Magazine
Read about Greenwich Peninsula and the South London Art Map.
Read about the success of The Boy Who Climbed Out of His Face, Shunt’s immersive performance on the Jetty.
Imbued with an appearance of scientific rationality, Conrad Shawcross' sculptures explore subjects that lie on the borders of geometry and philosophy, physics and metaphysics. Further aspects of his work investigate idealised geometry , the mathematics of music and the philosophy of number.
"It has been hugely interesting and rewarding to respond in a more architectural way to this very unique brief."