This year, for the first time ever, the London Festival of Architecture goes digital and we couldn't be more excited about it.
From the 1st June, the Architecture community will unite together online to celebrate all things Architecture and Design. This is one of the most important events in the FRAME calendar and we look forward to it every year. Although we are sad that the pandemic has made the physical event impossible to deliver, we are excited to see all the events that have been organised online. We also look forward to the second event that will be held in London in the Autumn.
If like the FRAME Recruitment team you are passionate about all things Architecture, you’ll want to make sure your diary is blocked out for this month and that you attend as many of the events on offer as possible. The Festival offers the chance for Architects and individuals alike to learn about the latest industry trends and immerse themselves in all things Architecture.
The Architecture & Interior Design team from FRAME Recruitment will be in attendance and plan to attend several virtual events, workshops and talks online.
What can you expect?
Every year the festival sets a theme and we are always eager to find out what it is. This year the theme is ‘power’.
The basic principle of the festival remains the same: the events that are organised by the community of people, groups and organisations who care about the architecture of London. The LFA helps to democratise the discussion about architecture and London. Events organised by a diverse range of people means there’s something for everyone in their programme.
From cake baking competitions to architectural therapy; drawing workshops to Lego challenges; panel discussions to podcasts; virtual building tours to outdoor audio guides – the event organisers have created many ways to help you see architecture in new ways. Online.
The more traditional 2020 festival of events and installations will now appear over a longer season later this year.
Being such a popular event and with so much on offer, we advise taking some time to look at the events on offer and start planning well in advance. More details about the Festival programme can be found here.
Here are just a few (of many) events that have caught our attention:
- 5th June - Facing the unknown - How is the coronavirus going to affect and shape the cities we live in? The panle will discuss from an international perspective how shifts in public policy, working in tandem with community action, can have the potential to shape the built environment response to the pandemic.
- 11th June - Architecture Bake-off - The Results - Who can resist the temptation of tuning in to find out who in the Architecture community will be crowned Best Baker this year?
- 16th June - Knowledge is Power - NLA's Curator-in-Chief Peter Murray interviews architect Clare Wright on the power of archives and special collections in illustrating the enduring Church-State relationship against the backdrop of Lambeth Palace Library. How are these historic records of the UK’s social and political development still relevant today and what does this new accessibility tell us about the role of Church and State in modern times?
- 18th June - Mass Virtual Gallery - Constructed Landscapes - This mass collective features two photographers in a virtual gallery space. They will be showing personal projects documenting the British built environment. The virtual gallery will be available to explore with your own personal avatar!
- 23rd June - Building with colour: The Evolution of Colour Theory - Colour plays a huge role in our lives and has the power to evoke emotion with all of us. The workshop will explore the evolution of colour theory and explore the implications of colour psychology in relation to architecture.
- 25th June - The Future of the Pub - Are you missing the pub? Architects and friends discuss why we love pubs as a nation and how they should be designed for the future to ensure that they remain central to our lives, our communities and our society.
- 27th - 28th June - Digital: Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Architecture & Me - This is an online design workshop that questions the politics of power and space through fashion and architecture. You will develop the tools, language and critical thinking required to create wearable architectures.
We hope you have a fantastic time this June, and we look forward to seeing you in the Autumn for the extended London Festival of Architecture 2020.