London Festival of Architecture
10 June 2013
This summer marks the start of the annual, London-wide celebration of the city’s urban environment. Established in 2004, the London Festival of Architecture investigates the cultural activities and history that have promoted some of our most outstanding achievements in architecture. Originally named the London Architectural Biennale, the festival was focused mainly in Clerkenwell, which is home to more architects per square mile than any other place in the world. Unlike others of its kind LAB sought to explore in equal measures the city itself, and thus the architecture that has grown from its movements.
Partnering with the festival this year are the usual high calibre names including RIBA, Somerset House, Barbican Arts Centre, Design Museum and the London Transport Museum to name only a few. Tours of key sites, along with lectures by some of those most influential in the field, will make up a month long programme of events aimed at the educating and promotion of positive change and improvement in London’s public realm. The Barbican is taking its events off site to various locations around London, and RIBA are holding a selection of informative talks and exhibitions. Here is a chance to view inside artist’s and architect’s studios and establish their development and growth within our face paced urban landscape.
The festival runs from 1–30th June in various locations.