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1st - 30th June 2022.

A month long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place every June across London.

Our mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent.

What makes the LFA unique is that the LFA programme is people-led and curated by event organisers; we believe in the power of collaboration with the people who live, shape, and truly know London. It’s the breadth and creativity of this community of event organisers that delivers such a varied and engaging programme of events for the festival each June. We work year-round to help new individuals and organisations feel empowered to stage their own festival events and welcome everyone into the conversation around architecture and our city.

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Thu 22 Sep : 11:55

LFA2022

It’s time to look back at #LFA2022! We hope you had as much fun as we did exploring the city with an incredible line-up of events, organised by so many passionate Londoners. A huge thank you to everyone who took part.

Watch the wrap up video here or hear from LFA director Rosa Rogina on her reflections of the festival here.

Tue 02 Aug : 14:35

TELL US THE THEME FOR LFA2023

It’s that time of the year again to have your chance to propose a theme for LFA2023. Find out more how to submit your idea here. Good luck!

Tue 26 Jul : 9:52

ROYAL DOCKS THROUGH THE EYES OF THE NEXT GENERATION

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the final conversation.

Wed 20 Jul : 12:18

THE FACTORY PROJECT: THE REVIVAL OF A FORMER SUGAR WAREHOUSE 

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the fifth conversation.

Mon 18 Jul : 12:02

30 Objects in 30 Days

As part of LFA2022, we asked 30 members of the LFA community to nominate one object that they feel best represents ‘act’ and ‘architecture’ – and share a short video explaining why.

Check out the videos here!

Tue 12 Jul : 13:18

TATE & LYLE AND THE UNEXPECTED FUTURE OF SUGAR IN THE ROYAL DOCKS

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the fourth conversation.

Wed 06 Jul : 10:23

LIFE AFTER THE FESTIVAL

LFA2022 may be over but the legacy continues! Rosa Rogina, Director of LFA, shares her thoughts. Read here.

Tue 05 Jul : 15:25

KAMAL CHUNCHIE WAY: AND THE ACT OF RENAMING 

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the third conversation.

Thu 30 Jun : 10:00

#30 MUHAMMAD ACHOUR

For the final day of our 30 Object in 30 Days project Muhammad Achour has nominated tracing paper! You can watch his video here.

Wed 29 Jun : 10:00

#29 FIRST SUKPAIBOON

For the penultimate day of our 30 Object in 30 Days project First Sukpaiboon has nominated the passport! You can watch her video here.

Tue 28 Jun : 16:00

CITY HALL: A NEW CENTRE FOR LONDON?

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the second conversation.

Tue 28 Jun : 10:00

#28 KRISHAN NATHANIEL

Day 28 of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees Krishan nominate the Tadjah! You can watch his video here.

Mon 27 Jun : 10:00

#27 DCA+

The final Monday of the 3o Objects in 30 Days project sees DCA+, the LGBTQ+ advocacy group for David Chipperfield Architects, nominate the Royal Vauxhall Tavern! You can watch their video here.

Mon 27 Jun : 8:31

WEEK 5

It’s the final week of LFA 2022, from tours of housing in Somers Town, 55 Broadway and the landscapes of QEOP to The Liveable City, a British-Danish dialogue,  Architecture Meets Neuroscience , ‘Act’ to ‘decolonise climate and socially responsive design’ and draw, play, act – you don’t want to miss out!

Search the programme to find out what’s on.

Sun 26 Jun : 10:00

#26 SALLY LEWIS

The last Sunday of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees Sally Lewis nominate the mural! You can watch her video here.

Sat 25 Jun : 10:00

#25 RECYRCLE

To kick off the final week of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project Samreen Nurullah and Sharaf S Rahman of ReCyrcle nominate plastic bottles! You can watch their video here.

Fri 24 Jun : 10:00

#24 DOMINIC WILSON

Day 24 of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees Dominic Wilson nominate the pen! Watch his video here.

Thu 23 Jun : 10:00

#23 CAROLE WRIGHT

Mid-way through the third week of the Festival sees Carole Wright nominate the basketball court for our 30 Objects in 30 Days project. Watch her video here.

Wed 22 Jun : 10:00

#22 GRAHAM GIBBON

The 22nd day of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees Graham Gibbon nominate the lightbulb! You can watch his video here.

Tue 21 Jun : 13:46

KEY ACTORS

For LFA2022, we’re sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the past, present and future of the Royal Docks. Click here to listen to the first conversation.

Tue 21 Jun : 10:00

#21 VANESSA NORWOOD

The 21st day of the Festival sees Vanessa Norwood nominate Festivals for her 30 Objects in 30 Days contribution! Watch her video here.

Mon 20 Jun : 13:27

#20 DAVID TAYLOR

To kick off the third week of the festival David Taylor has chosen the Brompton for his 30 Objects in 30 Days nomination! You can watch his video here.

Mon 20 Jun : 9:56

WEEK 4

It’s week four of LFA 2022, from the launch of The Phoenix Road Performing Gardens in Somers Town, and ‘A MODERNIST GEM’ in Cressingham Gardens to special children theatre performances at RIBA and discussions questioning whether the built environment serves Disabled people, there is so much to see!

Search the programme to find out what’s on.

Sun 19 Jun : 10:00

#19 PAMELA WACKETT

For day 19 of the Festival, Pamela Wackett has chosen the loud speaker for her 30 Objects in 30 Days nomination. Watch her video here.

Sat 18 Jun : 10:00

#18 LEGACY YOUTH VOICE

The third Saturday of our festival sees Legacy Youth Voice nominate women’s safety as their object for our 30 Object in 30 Days project! You can watch their video here.

Fri 17 Jun : 10:00

#17 GRACE SIMMONDS

Grace Simmonds has nominated the hammer for her contribution to our 30 Objects in 30 Days programme! Watch her video here.

Thu 16 Jun : 10:00

#16 ADAM KAASA

Adam Kaasa presents his 30 Objects in 30 Days video highlighting emotion in relation to act and architecture! You can watch his video here.

Wed 15 Jun : 10:00

#15 JOS BOYS

Day 15 of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees Jos Boys highlight her nomination of the Piss on Pity T-Shirt! Watch her video here.

Tue 14 Jun : 10:00

#14 ANDRE KONG

Marking two weeks into our festival is Andre Kong with his nomination of the protest placard! Watch his 30 Objects in 30 Days video here.

Mon 13 Jun : 17:31

For LFA2022 we’re back with a printed guide, find out where you can pick up your very own guide.

Mon 13 Jun : 11:31

#13 SANNE VISSER

To kick start the third week of our festival Sanne has nominated the door! Watch her 30 Objects video here.

Mon 13 Jun : 11:30

WEEK 3

It’s week three of LFA 2022, from talks questioning How equitable and inclusive a practice are you? and learning how to deliver an inclusive design legacy to finding out the winner at The 2022 Davidson Prize Awards Ceremony or exploring the work of the Westminster summer show, there is so much to see. Search the programme to find out what’s on.

Sun 12 Jun : 10:00

#12 JEREMY MYERSON

We end the second week of the festival with Jeremy’s nomination of the home office! Click here to watch his 30 Objects in 30 Days video.

Sat 11 Jun : 10:00

#11 HANA NIHILL

The second Saturday of the festival features Hana’s nomination of curtains! Watch her 30 Objects in 30 Days video here.

Fri 10 Jun : 11:32

SHOWROOM SHOWCASE

We’re delighted to reveal the winning installations for this years Showroom Showcase. Click here to hear from the designers on the stories behind the designs.

Fri 10 Jun : 10:00

#10 STUDIO SYN

Ursula Dimitriou and Dejan Mrdja 0f Studio Syn have chosen salt as their object for 30 Objects in 30 Days! You can watch their video here.

Thu 09 Jun : 10:00

#9 HELEN FERNANDES

This Thursday 9th we have Helen discussing the Britannia Village Hall as part of her contribution to 30 Objects in 30 Days. You can watch her video here.

Wed 08 Jun : 10:35

#8 JORDAN WHITEWOOD-NEAL

Jordan’s contribution to day eight of our 30 Objects in 30 Days project sees him discuss the archive. You can watch his video here.

Tue 07 Jun : 10:56

#7 AISLING RUSK

Day seven of our 30 Object project features Aisling and her nomination walking. Watch her video here.

Tue 07 Jun : 10:55

PEWS AND PERCHES

We’re delighted to reveal the winning benches for this years Pews and Perches competition with the Royal Docks Team. Click here to see the winning benches and hear from the designers on the stories behind the designs.

Mon 06 Jun : 10:00

#6 ADAPT’S RICHARD AND JOSIE

We begin the second week of our festival with Richard and Josie of Adapt and their nomination of the shoe!

Watch their video here.

Mon 06 Jun : 8:14

WEEK 2

It’s week two of LFA 2022, from A City for Everyone with Czech / Japanese architect Osamu Okamura and Manijeh Verghese and discussions around NFT in architecture with the Embassy of Estonia to ACT: The RA Symposium and Social Justice Walks by the Somers Town Museum there is so much to see. Search the programme to find out what’s on.

Sun 05 Jun : 10:00

#5 BARBARA PENNER

We finish our first week of 30 Objects 30 Days with Barbara’s nomination, the fireless cooker!

Watch her video here.

Sat 04 Jun : 10:00

#4 ANDREW TAM + EWA EFFIOM

This year’s edition of 30 Objects in 30 Days focuses on our theme of act!

For day four, Andrew and Ewa select architectural drawings. Watch their video here.

Fri 03 Jun : 10:00

#3 IBIYE CAMP

For the third day of our 30 Objects in 30 Days series,  Ibiye selects market stalls.

You can watch her video here.

Thu 02 Jun : 10:00

#2 ANDREW TAN

For day two of our 30 Objects in 30 Days series, Andrew selects a drop of water!

Watch his video here.

Wed 01 Jun : 10:24

#1 RUTH DUSTON

We’re back with a new edition of 30 Objects in 30 Days!

Kicking off the series, Ruth selects the Tube. Watch her video here.

Wed 01 Jun : 9:57

LFA2022 IS LIVE! 

It’s 1 June and LFA has officially started! With over 400 events in the programme, there is something for everyone. Explore the programme here and start booking your tickets!

Tue 31 May : 9:59

HAVE YOU HEARD OUR LATEST PODCAST?

Our latest episode explores the birth of Here East, the process of transforming an Olympic and Press Centre into an innovation and technology campus, the ten year anniversary of the Olympic games and what the next ten years hold for the campus. Listen now! 

 

Mon 23 May : 9:01

Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation

Manifestos returns for the 4th year to present radical calls to action from an emerging generation of voices in architecture who are shaping a new future for London.

Join us for to hear from the 2022 nominees, who are expanding the parameters of architecture, and redefining who London is made by, for and with.

Fri 20 May : 10:01

ACT: The RA symposium in collaboration with the London Festival of Architecture 

Join us for an afternoon of presentations, debates and discussion.

Expect thought provoking presentations from spatial practitioners on angles including activism, the agency of architects, collaboration, theatricality, and narrative in architecture, all inspired by this year’s festival theme of ‘Act’.

Tue 17 May : 9:29

Walks and Tours

Looking to get out and start exploring your city again? We’ve got loads of amazing covid-safe architecture walks and tours in this year’s programme. Explore the LFA2022 tours here.

Sat 14 May : 9:37

South Westminster

We’re delighted that South Westminster returns this year as one of our LFA Destinations. Find events in South Westminster here.

Fri 13 May : 9:35

Royal Docks

We’re delighted that the Royal Docks returns this year as one of our LFA Destinations. Find events in the Royal Docks here.

Thu 12 May : 9:33

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re delighted that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park returns this year as one of our LFA Destinations. Find events in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park here.

Wed 11 May : 9:31

London Borough of Camden

We’re delighted that the London Borough of Camden returns this year as one of our LFA Destinations. Find events in the London Borough of Camden here.

 

Tue 10 May : 10:00

City of London

We’re delighted that the City of London returns this year as one of our LFA Destinations. Find events in the City of London here.

Mon 09 May : 9:00

Our Programme is Live! 

We’re really excited to unveil the programme of events for LFA2022!

LFA activates the entire capital and we have an array of events across London and online.

Using the link below you can explore the Curation Panel’s ‘top picks’ for LFA2022 and our ‘Studio Lates’ programme as well as browse the programme by event type, event format, collection or accessibility.

Explore the programme

Sat 07 May : 16:16

Thank you!

Ahead of the programme launch, we’d like to say a huge thank you to the range of organisations that support the London Festival of Architecture.

From our Festival Club to our Patrons, LFA Destinations to programme, media and cultural partners; as well as the Mayor of London.

Fri 06 May : 15:27

We’re ready. Are you?

We can’t wait to unveil this year’s LFA programme of events on 9 May!

The LFA’s community of Event Organisers have been working hard for months to plan their events. We can’t wait to share these with you!

In the run-up to, and throughout the festival, you’ll find the latest updates here.




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2022 Festival Theme:
Act

After such as long time of enforced passivity, the imperative to act is felt by so many of us, whether we are architects or not, while the pandemic has exposed so many things that need to change. How, for instance, should architecture act in the face of the climate emergency, social injustice and the needs of a changing society? How can architects make their actions felt beyond their profession – how can they be heard more clearly, become more valued or collaborate more meaningfully?


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