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RCA talks

RCA Lumen Art Hour: Creative Data & The City

21 May 2020 | 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The Royal College of Art and Lumen Art Projects joined hands to present an hour of talks and Q&A on how artists are breathing new life into built environments and helping to build community by engaging with art, data and technology.


Chris Choa, AECOM, Managing Director, Cities Advisory, AECOM


Sarah McCready, Barking Riverside Ltd, Head of Placemaking & Communications

Sarah’s role with Barking Riverside, one of Europe’s largest placemaking projects, is to build co-creation with the pre-existing community while monitoring the social impact that this growth can realise and helping to set a new benchmark for what a modern, progressive developer can achieve.

Dr Adam Kaasa, Senior Tutor (Research) Royal College of Art. 

Adam’s work moves between urban theory, facilitation and performance. He specialises in the intersection of culture, history and inequality in the city, foregrounding the role of architecture and design. 

Thijs Biersteker, 2017 Lumen Prize Gold Award Winner

Artist, Founder, Woven Studio, a sustainable art studio that helps universities, research groups, museums and architects to communicate their facts in an experiential way.