Open House London talks and events have encouraged communities to visit and learn about art in the public realm projects all over London. These are detailed annually in the Guide (pre-order 2012’s copy via the Open House London site).
Examples of projects profiled during Open House London talks:
Tania Kovats's HABITAT, September 2011: commissioned by UP Projects with Islington Council, HABITAT, by artist Tania Kovats, is an environmental sculpture designed for the watery haven of City Road Basin. The commission is part of Secret Garden Project and the talk was led by writer-in-residence Sarah Butler.
Art in the Olympic Park, September 2010: conversations with between Sarah Weir, then Head of Arts and Cultural Strategy, Olympic Delivery Authority, and artists Martin Richman and Jason Bruges, Tomas Klassnik and Holly Lewis, Grenville Davey and DJ Simpson.
Dalston’s public realm, September 2009: talk with J&L Gibbons and Muf Art and Architecture looking at current and planned changes to this area of East London. See related case study on this site.
Peckham’s new cultural quarter, September 2009: talk about the new building for Peckham Space, and some of the artists’ projects, with Art in the Open Programme Coordinator, Rachel Fleming-Mulford, Director Emily Druiff, and artist Ana Laura Lopez.
Art on Greenwich Peninsula, September 2009: walking tours and talks with Bridget Sawyers and Vivien Reiss, Directors of Art on Greenwich Peninsula. Greenwich Peninsula is a new urban district for London that includes permanent and temporary public art.
Integrating art and architecture at Coin St Neighbourhood Centre, September 2008: talk by artist Antoni Malinowski and architect Steve Tompkins about Coin St Neighbourhood Centre.
Canary Wharf public art tour, September 2007: Sally Williams, curator of the Public Art Programme at Canary Wharf, led a tour and talk of works by 40+ artists' at London's largest public art collection.