Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London, 2002 - 2003. Artist: Simon Moretti, architect: Adam Caruso, Caruso St John Architects

Cattle Market, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, 2001 - 2003. Artist: Keith Wilson, architect: Dominik Holzer, Alsop Architects

Laban, Deptford, London, 2000 - 2003. Artist: Michael Craig-Martin, architects: Harry Gugger, Jaques Herzog and Michael Casey, Herzog & de Meuron

Royal Court Theatre, Kensington, London 1996 - 2000. Artist: Antoni Malinowski, architect: Steve Tompkins, Haworth Tompkins

Mobile Porch, Kensington, London, 1999 - 2003. Artists: Kathrin Bohm and Stefan Saffer, architect: Andreas Lang


The RSA Art for Architecture scheme significantly extended collaborative practice between artists and architects during its thirteen year life span. It developed a reputation for funding international artists as well as emerging practitioners. I was director of the scheme from 1998 - 2003 during which time artists and architects such as Alex de Rijke, Celine Condorelli, Michael Craig-Martin, Katherine Clarke, Nathan Coley, David Adjaye and Kathrin Böhm worked on collaborations funded through the scheme.

Two Minds, artists and architects in collaboration, edited by myself and published by Black Dog in 2006, provides a detailed analysis of collaborative practice and a selection of projects funded through the scheme.

Jes Fernie

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