The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) returns for its 15th edition between 1 and 30 June, this year centred on the theme of ‘boundaries’. From a virtual reality swing and a séance at Pitzhanger Manor, to debates on emergency housing and co-designing, tours of Peckham Levels and the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, as well as exhibitions on Brexit and happiness – this year’s LFA has it all. Here, we make an edit of the 400 plus events to help you explore the architectural topics closest to the hearts of Londoners today…
Flying a flag of optimism through patterns and colour, artist Yinka Ilori brings London ‘16 different types of happiness’ through different pieces of furniture that ‘explore the art of sitting down’ in an exhibition at StudioRCA. The exhibition is inspired by his design for an underpass in Nine Elms – his first public commission which he won by competition. Ilori’s graphic and colourful work is being splashed across the city this summer – he has also designed the Dulwich Pavilion in collaboration with Pricegore, opening in June for the London Festival of Architecture.
1 – 23 June, 12:00 – 18:00
StudioRCA, 1 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Ln, London SW8 5AU
Responding to rising homelessness in the UK, Morris+Company host a panel discussion on the ‘Housing First’ strategy designed to supply social and truly affordable housing, and the need for emergency accomodation in London. While typical housing standards may not apply to temporary homes, what are the non-negotiables, needs and desires for those who will live there? Should London be building temporary homes for the homeless?
13 June, 6:30-8:30pm
Morris+Company, Unit 8, 16-24 Underwood St, London N1 7JQ
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