Futurecity opened a Cambridge office in 2010 to support a bespoke approach to commissioning public art as part of a strategy to work with the city’s unique offer across the arts, culture, science and technology to create authentic, innovative new places in the city’s areas of urban change and growth.
Cambridge Biomedical Campus – Circus Piazza Public Realm. Gillespies, Ryan Gander, Futurecity for Cambridge Medipark Limited
Futurecity develops collaborative relationships between clients, artists and other disciplines, including science and technology, culture, education, planning and policy. We work with Cambridge’s cultural organisations to champion artists who are changing the way art is presented within the built environment and new public realm. We curate major arts programmes, devise cultural strategies, broker cultural partnerships and deliver art projects from inception to completion.
Clients include hospitals, education partners such as schools and universities, as well as major property developers. Together we are commissioning leading local, national and international artists. Currently in the heart of the city, artists are creating new public art based on the city’s rich history and heritage, and working with the city’s fantastic cultural offer such as Cambridge Botanical Garden and Fitzwilliam Museum in the development of the projects.
Across the largest major growth are in Cambridge, the Southern Fringe, we are working with the support of Cambridge’s leading visual arts organisations Kettle’s Yard and Wysing Arts Centre to commission emerging UK talent alongside leading international artists. A broad range of cutting edge public art is working with archaeology, architecture, biodiversity, energy conservation, and mobile technology to deliver inspiring projects integrated into the fabric of new working, living and caring environments. The projects combine large scale physical artworks with a process genuine long term community engagement and dialogue between residents, workers and visitors.