A Smarter City
28 April – 16 December 2017
The City Centre, in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Brookfield Property Partners, is undertaking a programme of activity including a three-part ideas competition a comprehensive ‘smart’ exhibition and extensive supporting events programme including panel discussions and hackathons.
As part of the ‘A Smarter City’ programme we are inviting submissions to a new three-part ideas competition to provide a series of innovative solutions to some key problems across the theme of ‘Smart Cities’.
You can find out more about the competitions and exhibition here.
A Smarter City Media Partner: Dezeen
Working with The City Centre and the City of London Corporation, artist Rebecca Louise Law has created 'The City Garden', a site-specific installation of natural materials inspired by gardens within the City. This will be the first public art installation at The City Centre and is sponsored by The London Wall Place Partnership, a joint venture between Brookfield and Oxford Properties. This micro-theatre of London’s natural world will feature fresh flowers entwined with copper wire that are suspended above head height where they can be closely observed as they dry and preserve.
The City Centre has commissioned two films of City gardens that accompany the exhibition and a map of the gardens that inspired Rebecca’s installation. The map will also be available in an app that leads visitors through the City’s open spaces detailing the history, horticulture and design of some iconic gardens.
Rebecca Louise Law is an Installation Artist based in East London, specialising in artworks made with natural materials, namely flora. The physicality and sensuality of her site specific work plays with the relationship between man and nature. Law is passionate about natural change and preservation, allowing her work to evolve as nature takes its course and offering an alternative concept of beauty.
Notable commissions include ‘The Flower Garden Display’d’, (The Garden Museum, London),‘The Grecian Garden’ (Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens), and ‘Flowers 2015: Outside In’ (Times Square, New York) and Law’s work has been exhibited at sites such as the Royal Academy and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The City Garden exhibition is open Monday – Saturday from 10:00 – 17:00