Tate Modern, London
Curator and Broadcaster (Chair)
Vice President of the Ramblers' Association
Director of the Cultural Olympiad
Sir Ian Blair
Former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
CABE Director of Public Space
Artichoke’s work is central to the ongoing debate about how our cities and spaces are run.
From The Sultan’s Elephant to Antony Gormley’s One & Other in Trafalgar Square, our projects positively aim to disrupt the routine and rhythm of daily life. The use of public space is highly contested, particularly given that it is being increasingly privatised. While events of certain stature, like marathons or military celebrations, are permitted to close roads and disrupt the daily routine, culture is often left by the wayside. This discussion offered a fresh perspective on the right of art to impact public places and spaces.
Produced in collaboration with Intelligence Squared.