London Festival of Architecture announces 2019 programme

London Festival of Architecture announces 2019 programme

With the mission to support London’s architecture talent, celebrate innovation, and promote positive change to the public realm, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) returns this June with a 400-event strong programme.

The line-up – featuring events such as a ‘migration walk’ in East London, a ‘comedy safari’ of classic Londoner experiences and a séance at the John Soanes-designed Pitzhanger Manor – is experimental. Refreshingly, the majority of events push way beyond printed images and text on the walls. While events span many types – from exhibition, installation, talks, workshops, family events, walking tours – there is an enthusiastic focus on group interaction and public engagement.

Dulwich Picture Gallery pavilion Yinka Ilori
Yinka Ilori’s design for the upcoming Dulwich Picture Gallery summer pavilion commissioned by the London Festival of Architecture

This year’s theme of ‘Boundaries’ has been approached from many different perspectives by the events – from physical boundaries found in the city, to the hidden gender and privilege boundaries that many architects face in the industry.

Helping participants and Londoners alike to make sense of 400 events, the LFA has carved out four festival hubs – the City of London; London Bridge; the Royal Docks; and the ‘Heart of London’ covering St James’s, Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. Come June, we will offer readers a distilled list of the very best that the festival has in store – watch this space. §

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