The LFA’s traditional mix of architectural installations, performances, talks, tours, lectures, workshops and much more usually take place throughout June.
This year we’re presenting our brand new digital festival in June. But we’re still really excited to deliver many of the amazing events we originally had planned. Many of these events would have brought us closer together – not just metaphorically but literally. Whilst that wasn’t possible for June – it soon will be.
Exceptionally for this year, as well as our new digital festival, we’ll have a longer festival season this autumn, when we’ll help our event organisers to deliver as many of our trademark events as possible. But for now, we invite you to enjoy our new LFA Digital festival.
What makes the LFA unique is that our vast programme of events each year is delivered not only by us, but mainly by an amazing mix of organisations and individuals – helping to radically democratise the discussion about architecture and our city.
This incredible mix of organisers, from world-renowned museums to small community organisations; universities to artists means that our programme of events is equally eclectic. Much like London: there’s something for everyone, and for every architectural taste and opinion.
This autumn we’ll help deliver a wider programme of physical events which will help us to re-discover the city and it’s amazing architecture we’ve been missing so much.
Each year we run an Open Call for those interested in proposing events for the festival in June. Through this open call we harness the innovation and creativity of the wider community. Events are then selected by our curation panel. This means that anyone with a great idea and a passion for architecture can stage their own event and have a voice in the debate about architecture and our city. Events range from exhibitions to debates; tours to architectural installations. Events from world-renowned museums and cultural organisations can then sit along-side events from individuals and community groups.
For our traditional festival, many of our events take place in our Festival Hubs. These are some of London’s most architectural significant areas including City of London, London Bridge, Heart of London and the Royal Docks.
As soon as our digital festival is finished, we’ll be talking to our existing event organisers to see how we can support them in delivering their events as part of a longer festival season later this year.
We had hundreds of event proposals submitted before our deadline and before it became clear we wouldn’t be able to run our festival in a normal way in June. But we remain hopeful that many of these events – and perhaps some new ones – will still be possible later in the year.
There might be scope for new event proposals for our wider festival season later this year. The first step to proposing an event is to create an Organisers Account on the LFA Website. We’ll then be in touch later in the year with new deadlines and ways for you to get involved.