1 — 30 June, 2016
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 programme responds to the theme of ‘Community’ by exploring the central role that architecture plays in developing and questioning the definition of community.
How will the enormous changes faced by London’s growth and the impact of issues such as climate change, technology, the under-supply of housing and record immigration affect the way we live and work together? How will we protect the existing in the face of the new and build real cohesive, sustainable places where people can live fulfilling lives, be cared for when they’re older or sick and inspired when they’re young? Architecture is the tool that can unlock our ability to create these communities for the long term.
LFA Curated events
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?
Architects Pride Breakfast
Pre parade breakfast to launch the new Architecture LGBT+ network. Bucks fizz and food will be provided. There will be a Q&A chaired by Evan Davis (Newsnight & Dragons Den) with Confirmed panellists: Jane Duncan (President RIBA) and Tom Copley AM (Greater London Authority).
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.
The programme has revealed several thematic strands which have been explored by various architects, curators and other groups.
Housing Estate Regeneration
As housing demand in London continues to outstrip supply, how can our city move beyond crisis to house its residents? How can this be done without compromising city dwellers’ quality of life?
Exploring how architects can help to create a sense of creativity and community through their designs.
How is London measuring up against the rest of the world?
Bringing communities throughout London together by enthusing them about, and exposing them to, their built environment.
Focusing on past and present architecture, with an emphasis on the Nine Elms area.
Green space vs the concrete jungle. What are the benefits of a greener city and how do we bring this to London?