About us – advisors

Expert advisors drawn from different disciplines and perspectives on London inform all of Open-City’s work.
Art in the Open’s Advisory Board informs its research and activity.  Its members are:
Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery
Tania Kovats, Artist
Elliot Lipton, Managing Director, First Base Ltd
Fred Manson, Open-City Trustee
Cllr Guy Nicholson, London Borough of Hackney
Jason Prior, Executive Director of Practice – PDD, Head of AECOM Design and Planning, AECOM
Victoria Stark CBE, Chief Executive, Look Ahead Housing & Care
Victoria Thornton, Director, Open-City
Louise Trodden, Head, Art in the Open, Open-City
Read more on Open-City’s other expert advisors.

Elliot Lipton, Managing Director, First Base Ltd, and member of Art in the Open Advisory Board:
“Good public space has the ability to transform new developments by influencing how we relate to our homes, surrounding communities and the city. It is just as important as the design of the buildings themselves and we need to ensure that we support its quality and experience. Art in the Open, as part of Open-City, plays a fundamental role for London in the development of exceptional public spaces by encouraging greater collaboration between the built environment and the visual arts sectors including clients, commissioners, artists and architects.”