Our activity across the cultural and creative sectors for innovative, ground breaking society-facing organisations includes:
Architects, Arts, Attractions, Collections, Design, Developers, Festivals, Foundations, Galleries, Governments, Heritage Sites, Libraries, Museums, Opera Houses, Project Managers, Public Realm, Science Centres, Theatres and Urbanism.
Japan House London
CONSULTANCY, RECRUITMENT & TRAINING
The Government of Japan, acting through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, set itself the strategic objective of showing, on an international stage, the significance of Japan’s economic, cultural and technological contributions to the building of a better world in the 21st century. Three high profile destinations were targeted as global locations to establish a cultural presence; London, Los Angeles and São Paulo. Japan House is a project which aims to nurture a deeper understanding and appreciation of Japan in the international community and from which to showcase and communicate Japan as a country that can enrich the rest of the world in the 21st century.
Louvre Abu Dhabi
CONSULTANCY & RECRUITMENT
Born of an agreement between the governments of Abu Dhabi and France, Louvre Abu Dhabi displays art, manuscripts and objects of historical, cultural and sociological significance. Spanning millennia, the items on display originate from societies and cultures all over the world, but universal themes and common influences are highlighted to illustrate similarities arising from shared human experience transcending geography, nationality and history. In its first year since opening it has welcomed over 1 million visitors, presented four international exhibitions and championed the next generation of Emirati cultural leaders.
MET Studio / Expo 2020
With over 30 years experience planning, designing and delivering museums, expos, visitor centres, exhibitions and attractions across 50 countries, MET Studio combines strategic vision and insight with cutting-edge creativity to bring to life environments and experiences that truly connect with audiences. They are project managing the Mobility Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, which was designed by architects Foster + Partners. Expo 2020 is an event providing immersive cultural and will be the largest event ever staged in the Arab world, as it will welcome 190 participating countries, and millions of visitors from across the globe.
Museum of the Future
The Museum of the Future is a public innovation initiative run by the Dubai Futures Foundation. The Foundation was incorporated in 2015 by the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and is run under the leadership of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Museum will be a global exhibition space dedicated to showcasing emerging trends and technologies and discussing their implications and impacts on the world and a unique incubator for futuristic innovation and design. Currently under construction in Dubai, UAE.
Rich Mix Cultural Foundation
CONSULTANCY & RECRUITMENT
Located in the East End of London, Rich Mix is one of the capital’s most diverse and dynamic arts centres. Stretching over five floors, the building contains a three-screen cinema showing the latest mainstream and independent films and a multitude of flexible performance spaces, where both emerging and established artists are welcome to rehearse and perform. Rich Mix also house 20 creative organisations and pioneer learning and participation programmes that bring people into direct, life-changing contact with the arts.
The Royal Institution was founded in March 1799 with the aim of introducing new technologies and teaching science to the general public. Today, they advocate that science and its applications have an enormous impact on all our lives, but in order to maximise the potential of science for the benefit of social wellbeing, cultural enrichment and economic prosperity, there is a need to create a two-way debate between science and society, relating science to people’s everyday lives. Their vision is “A world where everyone is inspired to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives”.ext
Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust
The Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust provides the leadership and coordination of an effective subregional partnership that improves the effectiveness, coherence, resilience and quality of the Wandle Valley. The Wandle Valley has a remarkable industrial and cultural heritage and has inspired artists and makers from William Morris to the growing creative designer-maker movement making the Wandle Valley their home. The Trust’s vision is for the Wandle Valley to be a coherent and vital part of London’s green space network, creating a place, rich in heritage, where people are proud to live, work and play, that contributes to the economic vibrancy of South London.
Woolwich Creative District
The Woolwich Creative District Trust is responsible for overseeing the development and growth of this major new regeneration and cultural project in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London. Five large-scale listed buildings are being adapted to deliver the place-making vision of a nationally significant and internationally acclaimed cultural destination, helping to transform the image of Woolwich as a vibrant and exciting place to live and visit. The complex will accommodate an ambitious combination of performance and rehearsal venues, dance studios, exhibition areas, event spaces, workshops and community spaces.
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
The West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) is establishing a new vibrant cultural quarter located on a dramatic harbour-front site in the heart of Hong Kong. WKCD is a strategic investment by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR Government) to meet the long-term needs of Hong Kong’s arts and cultural sector, a vital part of any world-class city’s economic and social fabric. The district will include visuals arts attractions such as M+ Museum and the Hong Kong Palace museum, and performing arts venues such as Xiqu Centre, Freespace, Lyric Theatre Complex, Music Centre and the Art Park.
Kuwait National Cultural District
One of the largest cultural investments in the world today, the Kuwait National Cultural District is multi-billion-dollar development project that focuses on the arts and culture in Kuwait. The Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre is the biggest museum project in the world (13 hectares) comprising Natural History, Science, Space and Islam museums as well as a Fine Art’s Centre, a theatre and two Information Centres. The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre contains the largest opera house in the Middle East and is a multidisciplinary public space striving to entertain, educate and inspire the people of Kuwait by offering a range of events in music, theatre, film, workshops and spoken word for every generation and sector of society.
Al Shindagha Cultural District
The redeveloped Cultural District in Shindagha represents a unique opportunity to experience Dubai in a “new way” within the sphere of its coral-clad houses and traditional wind towers. On the Bur Dubai side of the Creek and consisting of 23 museums that will open as part of the Dubai Historical District telling the universal tale of human innovation, resilience, and the desire for progress which shaped the Dubai of today. Visitors will be able to explore the heritage submerging them into true Emirati culture and its origins. A critical success factor for the project is the creation of high-performing teams that will be as much a part of the visitor experience as the buildings, collections and exhibitions themselves.
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism
Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) regulates, develops and promotes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an inspired global destination, rich in cultural authenticity, diverse natural offerings and unparalleled family leisure and entertainment attractions, with the aim of supporting Abu Dhabi’s evolution into a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction. In alignment with the core tenets of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, DCT Abu Dhabi contributes to the nation’s economic diversification, working closely with stakeholders and partners to market Abu Dhabi locally and internationally.
Strelka Institute for Design, Media & Architecture
CONSULTANCY & RECRUITMENT
The Institute educates the next generation of architects, designers and media professionals, enabling them to shape the 21st century world. Strelka welcomes young professionals and gives them the opportunity to work together with experts in the fields of urbanism, architecture and communications from all over the world to explore the issues related to Russia’s urban development through a multidisciplinary method. A holistic approach to architecture, media and design, and an emphasis on research are the main characteristics of the programme. The prominent architect and architecture theorist, Rem Koolhaas (AMO/OMA), contributed to the designing of the Institute’s education programme.
Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa and its Diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding; and guarantees access for all. Over one hundred galleries are dedicated to a permanent collection; temporary exhibitions; and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Excellence, Performative Practice, Photography, the Moving Image, and the Costume Institute.
Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation
Through arts education, community arts and special projects, Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) has been nurturing creativity across the UAE for more than two decades. Since its establishment by Huda Alkhamis-Kanoo in 1996, it has been at the forefront of the UAE’s arts sector, inspiring young people, the public and artists, enabling creative expression through a wide range of programmes and projects. By bringing together audiences and institutions, the Foundation has helped embed arts and culture in the heart of the nation.
Oman Across Ages Museum
The Oman Across Ages Museum will be a point of confluence: between government and citizens, between generations, between Oman’s proud heritage and its open, contemporary outlook and between the glorious past and an optimistic future. The Museum is not a static monument to the Renaissance; rather it represents an ongoing celebration of the achievements of a people united under their visionary leader. The Oman Across Ages Museum will be a world-class visitor destination that tells the story of Oman and its development and transformation and inspires Omanis to shape their country’s future.