'Futurecity Massachusetts': A Pioneering Approach to Commissioning Major Artworks in the Public Realm
Mark Davy founded Futurecity in 2007 as a culture and placemaking consultancy and a platform for the culture-driven development of our urban centres. His expertise places him at the forefront of the debate about the changing role and purpose of modern cities.
As the Founder of Futurecity, Mark has won a large number of major culture and placemaking projects and played a leadership role in setting up new creative districts and neighborhoods across London, the UK and internationally.
He has raised millions of pounds of new funding for the arts by persuading the private sector of the importance of culture-led placemaking and the role of the arts in creating new places.
In Australia, Mark has set up a new office promoting Futurecity’s UK placemaking experience to a growing property market to developers, urban regeneration agencies and city authorities in Sydney, Melbourne and other cities. In Boston, MA he has developed the new ‘Avenue of the Arts’ creative district programme for the Boston Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as a state-wide programme which will see 15 cultural cities announced by 2022.
In 2016 Mark co-founded Future\Pace, a strategic curatorial partnership with Pace London. The “gallery without walls” programme aims to offer opportunities to artists working in the medium of light and digital technology and to bring large scale art projects to cities across the world.