The Royal Academy (RA) event ‘Humanising Infrastructure: Connecting to Culture in Major Projects’ raised important questions about the role of culture in the design and architecture of new places. Culture often translates in people’s minds as public art, which is often installed late in the day when architectural plans are fixed.
Writer and critic Peter Dormer once said, 'good modern architecture needs no art, and conversely bad modern architecture cannot be rescued by art.' . Whilst this may hold some truth, I would argue that this is only the case if we view art in a very traditionalist sense...