The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The festival is happening at the capital from 1-30 June 2018 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme ‘identity’. From luxury brands and artists to all kinds of design events and art galleries, here is everything you to know about this festival and its events.
Does Identity Matter?
This year’s theme for the festival is identity, so all the events held by it are going to search the deepest secrets about identity, raise discussions about uniqueness and try to make everyone aware of the importance of individuality. If nothing else, this event is a good excuse to see David Chipperfield’s recently renovated Royal Academy. Held in the RA’s new auditorium, the LFA’s inaugural symposium will explore the “impact of architecture on the identity of a city”.
A Case of Mistaken Identity
12 and 26 June
APE Architecture and Design is leading a tour of London buildings that have appeared in film as buildings in other cities. It takes two and half an hour and explores central London taking in buildings that have been shown in Moscow, New York, Milan, Gotham City, Hong Kong and the planet Xandar.
The Ombra Atlanta/Negroni Talks
The Ombra Altana is a installation that “celebrates identity, architecture and aperitif”. It brings Venice to London, making the perfect contrast btween a vibrant city and a colder one. Built by local architects Fourth Space and The Office for Crafted Architecture, the pavilion on the Regents Canal has a large west-facing elevated terrace for drinking spritz.
Skip Gallery’s latest installation will see artist Richard Wood place a house that has been “trashed” in a skip in Hoxton Square.
A series of 10 one-off public benches will be installed around the City of London for the duration of the festival. The benches are designed by architecture and interior design students, recent graduates and emerging practices that won an open competition held by the LFA.
8, 15, 22, 29 June
Stirling Prize-winning studio dRMM has created a film about the influence of the emigre architect. The film features interviews with 10 architects and interior designers, from 10 different nations, who work at the practice.
10, 24 June
Organised by The 204 Design Collective, this series of conversations, debates and workshops will explore forms of urbanisms that challenge the direct and indirect effects of colonialism.
The Story of London Stock Brick
13 and 20 June
Led by facade consultants Taylor Maxwell, it is a walking tour in London Bridge, explaining how bricks have been used in London’s architecture and the history of the London stock brick.
The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004, and has since grown to become Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival. Modern Dining Tables usually has its main theme based on the dining area and dining room, however the focal point is and it will always be the major importance of design and architecture in our daily lives.
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