‘In Common’: Reflections from the LFA2023 Curation Panel



We have more in common than we know. But how do we create and shape the space we share: our city? How do we make the most of what we have in common – and explore the things we don’t?

Recently we announced the theme for the 2023 edition of the festival: ‘In Common’. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be posting a number of reflections from  our #LFA2023 Curation Panel discussing what the 2023 Festival theme means to them, to inspire event organisers’ thinking ahead of the call for entries in January 2022. Keep your eyes peeled on the space below!

If you can’t wait until then, head to our LFA2023 page to hear the LFA teams thoughts on the theme, listen to our theme podcast with LFA Director Rosa Rogina and LFA2023 Curation Panel member Binki Taylor or subscribe to the LFA Newsletter to make sure you’re the first of hear what’s new!

Nic Monisse: Design Editor, Monocle

A landscape architect by training, Nic Monisse is Monocle magazine's design editor and host of Monocle 24 radio show Monocle On Design.  Nic talks about how the theme brings us together when it comes to architecture and design - from the macro plans to the micro details – and how we can use relationships and discourse to shape common ground.

 

Find a transcript of the Nic's reflection using the link below:

 

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Fiona MacDonald: Co-Founder and Director, MATT+FIONA

Fiona MacDonald is Co-Founder and Director of MATT+FIONA, a social enterprise that empowers young people to shape their own spaces through a unique, integrated process of brief creation, designing, making and building. Fiona talks about the connective power of 'In Common' and the events she'd like to see - including how the theme can connect the non-human with the human.

 

Find a transcript of the Fiona's reflection using the link below:

 

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João Guarantani, Senior Programme Manager, Architecture, Design and Fashion at British Council

João is Senior Programme Manager, Architecture, Design and Fashion at British Council, where he develops opportunities for designers to collaborate internationally and leads on a number of global programmes, including a fund supporting architecture and design biennales and festivals abroad to present work by UK designers, a series of architecture fellowships in Latin America, and design residencies. João talks about how in a time of difference, we have to celebrate what we have in common - and how much we can learn from what we share.

 

Find a transcript of the João's reflection using the link below:

 

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