From Harry Beck maps, Charles Holden Stations and Eric Gill friezes to the development of The Jubilee Line Extension and the Art on the Underground programme, London’s transport system has an incredible 150 year legacy of outstanding design, architecture and public art commissions.
Hosted by Hawkins\Brown, The Joy of Infrastructure will introduce collaborators working on the practice’s delivery of three Central London Crossrail Stations as they discuss the legacy and future role of design and public art as a vital part of the identity of London’s Transport infrastructure.
The panel consists of:
Roger Hawkins - Partner, Hawkins\Brown
Roger founded Hawkins\Brown with Russell Brown in 1988. He is a firm believer that good architecture needs to address a social agenda and is always keen to promote user needs and aspirations. Roger is a member of the Mayor of London’s Design Advisory Group and has been active in supporting RIBA Competitions including acting as Advisor to the ODA during the Olympic Velodrome competition.
Zena Bruges - Managing Director, Jason Bruges Studio
Jason Bruges Studio formed in 2002 and has become known for creating innovative and engaging interactive installations and artwork. Zena manages a multi-disciplinary team of architects, lighting designers, electronic engineers, programmers, visualisers, industrial designers and mechanical engineers, guiding them as they develop and deliver bespoke projects worldwide.
Richard Brown - Lead Architect, Crossrail
Richard Brown joined Crossrail as Lead Architect in 2008 and has particular responsibility for the integration of the Crossrail Art Programme with the architecture of each of the central stations. Richard has over 20 years’ experience specializing in intermodal transit design, procurement and construction, and has been involved in the delivery of over 100 stations in Asia and the UK.
Eleanor Pinfield - Head of Art on the Underground
Art on the Underground is the official art programme for Transport for London. From single site large-scale commissions at locations such as Gloucester Road station, huge permanent commission at Tottenham Court Road, Edgware Road, Kings Cross and Green Park, to pocket size commissions for the cover of the Tube map, Art on the Underground has gathered a roll-call of the best artists in the last 15 years, maintaining art as a central element of Transport for London’s identity. Eleanor leads the Art on the Underground team, setting the artistic vision and formulating a strategy for delivery of the world-class programme. Eleanor joined Art on the Underground in 2014 from Tate Modern.
Rana Begum - Artist
Rana Begum is a London-based artist. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and the Slade School. Rana has exhibited work internationally since 2002, produced public art for commissions in the UK and overseas. She has been described as an Urban Romantic, finding her inspiration in the experiences that emerge during any journey through a city.
- Wednesday 20 May 2015
- 18:00 - 20:00
159 St John St
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