Cristina Iglesias Royal Academy Architecture Prize 2020
The Royal Academy of Arts in London announced that artist Cristina Iglesias has been awarded the 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, honouring her inspiring contribution to the culture of architecture. To mark the third year of the annual prize, which is supported by the Dorfman Foundation, the distinguished international jury has recognised the enduring and vital tradition of public art in enhancing the quality of open civic spaces. Iglesias’s works, such as the "Rivers and Public Spaces" series (2006–2018), create a sense of public gathering, with their filling and emptying of water combining both spectacle and an antidote to the noise and pace of urban life surrounding it. Her collaborations both inspire and act as a reminder for architects on the crucial role of public space provision in our cities.
Cristina Iglesias and Norman Foster in Conversation
Tuesday, 17 March, 6:30 –8 pm
Following the announcement of the 2020 Royal Academy Dorfman Award winner, the winner of the 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize, Cristina Iglesias, will discuss her work and practice in relation to the role of public art in creating hospitable urban spaces.