The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is made up of public projects selected through an open call, alongside projects delivered by LFA partners, RIBA London Open Studios and events and activities in conjunction with leading cultural and academic institutions. It is an opportunity to present, discuss and challenge current issues within and connected to architecture.
The festival is happening the all month of June 2015. This year central theme is ‘Work in Progress’, and the London Festival of Architecture has selected Ireland as the focus country.
Ireland have created a programme for LFA that includes workshops and events across the city, including New Horizon, We Built This City and a talk titled Who’d be a Young Architect.
Museums, architects, designers, and more will join forces to explore how work spaces—and the nature of work itself—are shifting in today’s cityscapes.
Architects including Clancy Moore, TAKA, Steve Larkin, and Hall McKnight have collaborated on two temporary structures in King’s Cross. “New Now Next” gathers the aforementioned group for a discussion about the future of the Ireland’s architectural landscape.
Installations held at the festival:
GIANT DOLLS’ HOUSE: Go to Shelter on Old Street. Grab a shoebox. Make a model room. Watch as the completed boxes are assembled into a giant house. 1-10 June
IRISH DESIGN: The festival has a strand all about architecture and design in Ireland. A good place to start is the two temporary structures to be installed in Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross, where you’ll find talks, performances and exhibitions.
WALTHAMSTOW: This rapidly changing area, where all our friends seem to be buying houses, is the focus of some kind of mapping project to identify community assets and then stick QR codes around them to help tell stories.