Writer and Design Week contributor Hugh Pearman has been appointed chairman of the Royal Society of Arts’ Art for Architecture Advisory Panel. He replaces Lord Palumbo, who becomes Patron of Art for Architecture.
“This is fantastic news for Art for Architecture. Hugh’s knowledge of contemporary art and architecture is vast; his connections in the field together with his enthusiasm for collaboration will contribute significantly to the development of the scheme,” says Jes Fernie of Art for Architecture.
Pearman says that the RSA scheme raises the standard of architecture by getting things done. “It has helped to forge a new intensity of near-seamless artistic collaboration between the disciplines,” he says.
“It allows me to indulge my interest in contemporary art by kidding myself that I am some kind of patron. If only,” he adds.