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LFA at 20:
Reimagine

The London Festival of Architecture is a month long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place every June across London. The Festival’s 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.




2024 Curation Panel

Each year the LFA are delighted to work alongside our Curation Panel to shape the Festival theme and programme. This year’s panel includes key figures from across the built environment and beyond, including:

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2024 Festival Theme:
Reimagine

BSL fingerspelling of Reimagine

In a time of climate and cost of living crisis, social injustice and inequality, our role as active citizens has never been more important. While the idea of resetting or restarting is impossible, we find ourselves at a point where we need to reflect, rethink, repair and rebuild – and reimagine.

Over the coming weeks we will be exploring teasing out the theme further with our LFA2024 Curation Panel and collaborators. Below you can find some initial thoughts from the team and panel.


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The necessity for change is not new. Collectively, we are facing some of the greatest challenges ever presented to modern society which can often leave us feeling overwhelmed. In a time of climate and cost of living crisis, social injustice and inequality, our role as active citizens has never been more important. While the idea of resetting or restarting is impossible, we find ourselves at a point where we need to reflect, rethink, repair and rebuild – and reimagine.

2024 marks 20 years of the London Festival of Architecture. #LFAat20 will be a moment of celebration, and a chance to reflect on the impact of the Festival over last two decades, as well as the wider industry and city. It will also be a moment to reset, to explore how the Festival, industry, and all Londoners can shape a more equitable, accessible and sustainable city – a London by, and for, all Londoners.

Architects play a key role in shaping our cities, often seeking and actively proposing innovative solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time. We want LFA2024 to be a moment for the industry to stop and reimagine how our city can become a more sustainable, equitable and collaborative place – where everyone is involved in shaping our city. LFA2024 will create space for knowledge-sharing and exploration, offering a platform to test new ideas and acting as a catalyst for change where the temporary informs the future and where projects consider social impact from the start.

This is our chance to rethink how our public spaces can be as reflective of the people they serve. Now is the time for radical imagination and an intersectional, regenerative approach to city-making that includes diverse voices and perspective.  We want the LFA programme to come alive with events, workshops and activations which reflect on what is and reimagine what we want our future city, and its communities, as well as the industry to look like.

We look forward to working with the LFA community – existing and new – and will be unpacking these ideas further over the next few months ahead of our open call in January and look forward to hearing from you all on your own reflections and provocations for LFA2024. We hope the Festival will be a space to engage public imagination, bringing together architects, engineers, landscape designers and the broader public. We want to inspire anyone and everyone to play an active role in shaping the future of our city.

Be a part of #LFAat20

There are many ways to get involved in the Festival next year. Below you can find information on each aspect.



REFLECT
As we celebrate 20 years of the Festival, we want to hear your stories, reflections and visions for the future through our #LFAat20 call for stories. Share your favourite Festival memory or event here!

 

ORGANISE
Each year we work to empower new individuals and organisations to stage their own festival events. Our 2024 Call for Events is now closed. Submissions for LFA2025 will be opening later this year. Sign up to the newsletter to hear about all the key dates and information.

 

REIMAGINE
For 2024, we’re launching a Call to Action to see explore how we can reimagine different parts of the city, from kerbsides to highstreets, playgrounds to doorways. Find out more about the Call to Action here or see the responses to the Call to Action here.

 

ATTEND
The #LFAat20 programme is now live! Browse the programme by using this link here – and sign up to the LFA newsletter for weekly updates on what’s on!

 

SUPPORT
The LFA would not be possible without our supporters. Keen to join and support the Festival? Check out the Support the Festival page here or email us using this link.

 

FAQ:
Have you got any questions about LFA? If so, check out the LFA FAQ page here. For specific event organiser questions, head to the LFA account section.

 

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