Justine Simons OBE
Head of Culture, Mayor of London (Chair)
Director and Founder of AGB Events, Curator of the Vivid Sydney Light Walk, Director of the Australian Garden Show Sydney
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford
Arts Program Lead, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Founder of MyShelter Foundation
Artist, 1.8 London at Lumiere London
Artist, MORE NOISE at Bloomberg SPACE
Alan Jacobi LVO
Director, Unusual Services
Tim Owen LVO RIBA FRSA
Senior Events Commissioner for Westminster County Council
Artist, LAb[au], binaryWaves at Lumiere London
As part of Lumiere London 2016, Artichoke and Bloomberg Philanthropies hosted an inspiring afternoon of talks from artists, city planners, philanthropists and cultural commentators.
Together at The Heart and Soul of the City, they discussed and debated the life of the city, the public realm and how they can be transformed by events such as Lumiere London. This enlightening symposium offered an insight into the minds of some of the world’s most influential cultural and political speakers.
Chair Justine Simons OBE steered discussions around the following topics:
- The politics of action in a public space: perspectives on staging disruptive acts within a world city.
- Illuminating the soul: what role does LumiereLondon and events like it have in the audience’s spiritual life?
- Art and reputation: can an event or piece of work that becomes widely popular be considered art?
Hosted in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies