Sarah Gaventa (MA RCA) is Director of the Illuminated River Foundation which is delivering the longest public art project in the world, which will light up the bridges of central London. She is a public space and public art expert and curator and was previously the government’s advisor on public space as Director of CABE Space at the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment. Sarah is an Honorary Fellow of both the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Landscape Institute and a Freeman of the City of London. She is the author of three books, including ‘New Public Spaces’ for Mitchell Beazley.
Sarah lives in the Barbican Estate, her interests include Brutalism, post war sculpture & design, Liverpool FC and searching for the perfect gin.