The national Arts and Place consortium emerged from the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment in 2014 and promotes the role of the arts and artists in placemaking.

Arts and Place is led by Beam in collaboration with Farrells and supported by a range of artists and arts professionals from across the UK.

Arts and Place: Nottingham 2018

Regional Conversations

Tue 6 Mar 2018, 12–4pm

Arts and Place participants, photo credit - Reece Straw

Primary and the national Arts and Place Working Group joined forces to invite the arts, cultural and built environment sectors from the East Midlands region to engage in a conversation around embedding the arts and artists in place.

Farrell Review 5 years on - what's next for the built environment?

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Farrells event

This event will mark the 5th anniversary of the Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment. Reflecting on recent achievements, government and industry leaders will ask “what more can be done in the future?".

Event organised by Farrells.


Case Studies

Neon Parallax

Across the rooftops of several prominent buildings in Geneva’s Plaine de Plainpalais are nine neon sculptures, which create an additional visual space in an already dense urban environment.  The project, 'Urban Parallax' was officially inaugurated in October 2012 with an exhibition and an international conference at the Salle du Faubourg.

Thamesmead Cultural Strategy

As Part of Peabody’s long-term regeneration plans to realise Thamesmead’s potential and build 20,000 new homes, they are embedding culture into the heart of their plans from the beginning. Their cultural strategy ensures that they work with local communities to create culture as part of daily life, and partnerships with local and international partners has enabled them to raise the profile and ambition of Thamesmead and put it on the map.

Superkilen

Superkilen Park in Copenhagen is a collaboration between BIG (architects), Topotek1 (landscape architects) and SUPERFLEX (artists) to create a public space that celebrates the diversity of its residents. The park is 355,000 square feet and boasts 60 installations of urban best practice from around the world.

The City Speaks

The City Speaks was commissioned as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and designed to act as a 21st century Speakers’ Corner in which open-air public speaking took on epic proportions as spoken words were translated to text and relayed on one of the towers supporting Hull’s tidal barrier.