Between 1 and 30 June 2022, a programme of over 400 events and installations throughout London will invite attendees to reflect on how we should act in the face of the climate emergency, social injustice, and the needs of a changing society
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has begun its 2022 programme of public events and installations aimed at anyone with an interest in London’s architecture and spaces that surround us.
Returning to London from 1 to 30 June, LFA will bring together the public and the built environment profession in a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making. The 400 plus-event programme explores the theme of ‘Act’ – inviting the audience to reflect on how we should act in the face of the climate emergency, social injustice, and the needs of a changing society, as well as how we can act for ourselves, each other, and our cities.
Highlights from the programme include:
- A Mobile Arboretum in Cheapside and Aldgate, inspired by the collective history of the London market
- Uncivic Space, an exhibition exploring hostile architecture
- The Liveable City, a three-day conference asking how our cities can become better places to live, work, and play
- A walk and panel in Somers Town exploring colonialism in placemaking equality of access to green space
- A Disability Rights UK roundtable event discussing how well the built environment serves people with disabilities
- Live talks and webinars hosted by London Legacy Development Corporation, including How can we Design Cities for Women? and Delivering an inclusive design legacy
- How to Change Grey to Green, a workshop teaching participants how to create green connections between people and nature
- Act Now: Biodiversity in London, a panel and tour of Camley Street Natural Park organised by HTA Design LLP and the London Wildlife Trust
Each year, the Festival concentrates on several key destinations. 2022 destinations include the London Borough of Camden, known for its cultural and architectural heritage and history of activism; the City of London, with its mix of ancient and modern and myriad hidden green spaces; the Royal Docks, which today offer a legacy of industrial architecture; South Westminster, home to the Strand and the political headquarters of the capital; and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which this year celebrates the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games.