Organised by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture and RIBA London, the 2012 London Festival of Architecture is centred on different areas over three successive weekends: the City, Southwark and the Royal Docks (23-24 June), Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury (30 June – 1 July), and King’s Cross and Hoxton (7-8 July). The festival will examine the theme of the ‘playful city’ through events, exhibitions, tours and installations.
Highlights include the British Council’s International Showcase, in which over 50 embassies will display the work of emerging architects from their countries, the Developing City exhibition, which F o r u m looks at the past, present and future of the Square Mile, and Gibbon’s Rent, the creation of a new pocket park in a forgotten Southwark cut through. Alongside the main events, hundreds of architects and designers have organised their own events under the festival umbrella.
For more information, please visit: The LFA 2012
First published in AT229, June 2012