The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), now in its 10th year, celebrates London as a global hub of architectural practice, discussion and debate. Taking place throughout June, this year’s festival will explore the dynamism of the UK’s capital city, and its economic driver, through the central theme: CAPITAL. The concept of ‘capital’ will serve as a spring board for a broader examination of its different manifestations, from London’s role as a cultural capital, to the ways in which human, natural, social and digital capital shape London architecture and its public spaces.
LFA partners, The Architecture Foundation, British Council, New London Architecture, and RIBA London, together with Chair Patricia Brown, will be joined by a wide range of cultural and professional organisations, including The Barbican, Museum of London, National Trust, Royal Academy of Arts, Serpentine Galleries, Sir John Soane’s Museum, and V&A, staging a multitude of installations, exhibitions, citywide tours, performances, local interventions, and public debates all across London. From cultural explorations of London led by key personalities, to one-off access to the tallest buildings, exclusive previews of the hottest new projects, an exciting public vote for London’s best new building, and star architects showcasing their latest achievements, this year’s festival offers a vibrant programme for every architecture lover. The Berkeley Group and the Mayor of London are once again generously supporting the London Festival of Architecture.
This year LFA is also presenting a call for associated projects by independent practices, designers, artists and curators to form part of the 2014 edition. Details are available on www.
The full programme of LFA events will be listed on the London Architecture Diary from May. www.londonarchitecturediary.