“The London Festival of Architecture takes place across London this June. With an amazing programme of events and activities, we welcome everyone into the conversation around architecture and our city.
We’ll open the doors to iconic tours, architectural installations and stunning brick creations; energetic debates to Studio Lates; workshops in extraordinary spaces and tours of new places; exhibitions and bespoke artistic commissions; political discussions and lots of new construction – the London Festival of Architecture has something for everyone.
What makes us unique is that our vast programme of more than 400 exceptional events is delivered by a diverse mix of independent organisations and individuals – helping to radically democratise the debate about architecture and our city. Our theme for this year’s festival is ‘boundaries’.
The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004, and has since grown to become the world’s largest annual architecture festival. The festival attracts a vast public audience – well over 600,000 people in 2018 – and a global media audience of millions. The vast majority of events are free, and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architecture and design practices and practitioners, leading cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.
In 2017 the London Festival of Architecture was named by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as one of his design advocate organisations, and is working alongside the Mayor’s team to champion architecture, provide expertise and guidance, and help to make London a better city.
From suburban semis with picket fences to mansions with their moats, the British have always used architecture to express their love of a good boundary: the rich man in his castle, the poor man at the gate. Look around London and everywhere you will see the architectural signals that define people past and present, their place in society, and the distribution of property.
Our theme for this year’s festival is ‘Boundaries’ – we feel there could hardly be a more appropriate theme for us to explore this year. Our Core Programme brings together the events which respond in interesting or novel ways to this theme. Our wider fringe programme brings together a huge range of other events which respond to many of the other aspects of architecture and our city.”
From June 1st – June 30th 2019
London (United Kingdom)
More information: The London Festival of Architecture