Event Date: 25 November 2015
Royal Holloway University of London
Mark Titchner, Plenty and Progress, 2012
Sonia Solicari (Head of Guildhall Art Gallery) – Money, Power, Politics: Curating London’s Square Mile
The City of London, otherwise known as the Square Mile, is geographically and culturally unique, both within the UK and Internationally. Home to the financial and legal professions it is at once a cluster of dynamic business enterprise and the focal point of blame for the economic crisis. Alongside the controversy, the City is also one of the most historic areas of London, with exposed Roman ruins, libraries and museums sharing space with new highrise office blocks and, increasingly, luxury penthouse apartments.
This paper examines the role of the City of London Corporation, and the Guildhall Art Gallery in particular, in shaping the cultural landscape of this historic and energetic space.
Introduction by Dr Laura MacCulloch (Royal Holloway, University Collections):
Response by Dr Giuliana Pieri (SMLLC, RHUL):