The London Festival of Architecture is a series of events and activities that highlight many of current issues within and connected to architecture.
Each year the festival selects a central theme that all applicants and institutions must respond to, this year the LFA have chosen ‘Community’.
Dating back to 2004, the London Festival of Architecture started its days as the London Architecture Biennale before it became the London Festival of Architecture in 2008.
The London Festival of Architecture 2016 is a month- long, city-wide celebration of architecture and the built environment, presenting London as a global hub of architectural practice, experimentation, teaching and debate. This year’s festival programme offers a wide range of events from talks to tours, exhibitions to workshops, taking place across London throughout June.
Through the festival, people will be offered a chance to explore the changing nature of community and urban space.
The Festival programme features exhibitions and events organised by London’s leading architectural, cultural and academic institutions alongside practising architects, designers, curators and community groups from around the UK.
The LFA is curating three core events alongside Partner organisations: the Royal Academy, Coin Street Community Builders, Kings Place and the Landscape Institute
London Festival of Architecture and Coin Street Community Builders host a discussion on the future of the community centre. As London’s communities have grown and diversified, the buildings created to serve them need to do the same. While many new community centres have opened across London in the last year, how can an individual building reflect a diverse population?
The London Festival of Architecture is partnering with Kings Place and the Landscape Institute to curate an evening debate on the theme ‘community’. The event will discuss whether we can create communities – or are they something that happens organically? If we can manufacture them, whose responsibility is it to construct these communities and how do they define them?
The London Festival of Architecture, in partnership with the Royal Academy are excited to give the public a chance to ask the architectural questions that most concern them. Chaired by Razia Iqbal, along with a panel of influential members of the architectural world, this Question Time themed event aims to open a discussion between the public and the people who design the space in which they live.
Many of the events are free and welcome interaction with the audience.
If you would like more information about events, visit the Festival website here
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