All through the month of June, the London Festival of Architecture is taking place. The festival celebrates architecture and city-making, to open up discussions around architecture.
The festival helps to test new ideas and uncover/promote new talent around London. LFA is unique as it is a people-led event, fueled by the power of collaboration and community organisers.
The theme for this years festival is ‘Act’. The festival says: ‘After such as long time of enforced passivity, the imperative to act is felt by so many of us, whether we are architects or not, while the pandemic has exposed so many things that need to change. How, for instance, should architecture act in the face of the climate emergency, social injustice and the needs of a changing society? How can architects make their actions felt beyond their profession – how can they be heard more clearly, become more valued or collaborate more meaningfully?’
There are a number of events all throughout London, but the events held in East London can be found here, and include:
- Introduction to Architecture – Geodesic Dome Workshop
- Building Sounds: Here East
- Olympics, sauna and reviving communities – from 1948 to present
- Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: 10 years on
- Who What Why Wick? Limpik Decade Look Back
- Supporting Communities in Changing Areas: The Neighbourhood Priorities Fund