The London Festival of Architecture – which last year attracted over 400,000 visitors – returns to the capital throughout the month of June with an eclectic programme of over 400 events. With a theme of ‘Identity’, the festival features four focus areas: Battersea Nine Elms, the City of London, London Bridge, and the Royal Docks. Events there and elsewhere celebrate the city and its role as a hub of architectural experiment, practice and debate.
Temporary structures by ScottWhitbyStudio (top), Studio Kyson and Scale Rule are among the festival highlights
Highlights include installations in public space, such as Studio Kyson’s Treehouse, installed at Battersea Power Station, as well as keynote speeches and debates (Amanda Levete at New London Architecture, and the one-day LFA Symposium at the Royal Academy) as well as a variety of fun and often family-friendly activities, such as the Great Architectural Bake-Off at Guildhall Yard.
Guided walks are among more than 400 events taking place during June, most of which are free to join
Architects will also open their studios to the public, hosting talks, exhibitions and workshops. Open Studios takes place every Friday throughout June, at each of five ‘hubs’ in turn: Clerkenwell (1 June), Fitzrovia (8 June), Cambridge Heath (15 June), Shepherd’s Bush (22 June) and Kentish Town (29 June).
Above: Henning Stummel Architects, aLL Design and Make are among the practices participating in Open Studios
A full events listing can be found at the London Festival of Architecture website.