Laura Knight

Founder and Director, FrancisKnight Public Art Consultancy


Established in 2004, award-winning Kent based Public Art Consultancy FrancisKnight is run by founders and directors, Louise Francis and Laura Knight, who have a combined 40 years experience in this specialist field.

They were appointed by Medway Council to work on the £4 million government funded public realm regeneration project Chatham Placemaking, and current projects include the £400 million Rochester Riverside development with Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd and The Hyde Group, and the multi million-pound Conningbrook Lakes development in Ashford with The Chartway Group Ltd, Latimer Developments Ltd and Ashford Borough Council.  

Session Details

How Does Public Art Add Value to New Developments?

Roundtable Room: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Since the Government announced a £675 million Future High Streets Fund to support local areas in regenerating town centres – both economically and in relation to community engagement - the role of public art and placemaking has become increasingly topical.
Can art change your experience of where you live and how you see the wider world?  How can public art add value for developers? What is the role of public art consultants? Using examples of existing projects, this interactive discussion explores current practice, demystifying the processes involved for developers, architects and stakeholders, whilst stimulating what promises to be a lively conversation.

Exhibition:
9.00am - 4.00pm

Networking Breakfast:
7.30am - 9.00am

Gala Dinner:
Reception 5.30pm
Dinner served 6.30pm

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