The London Festival of Architecture commemorates architecture and the art of city-making

Words by Emily Martin

London Festival of Architecture 2023
1 – 30 June

THIS SUMMER the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making, returns. LFA 2023 will once again deliver a rich cultural programme across London’s neighbourhoods with a series of installations, exhibitions, workshops, talks and special events which bring together the public and the profession.

The events for LFA will respond to the theme of ‘In Common’. The theme is a reflection on what is shared, including the number of natural resources left, and the physical public spaces used, while also highlighting what we don’t have in common, such as experience.

Events for LFA will be taking place all over the capital, with particular attention to LFA Destinations. Featuring some of London’s most architecturally significant and diverse areas, this year, for the first time, the outer London boroughs of Barnet and Bromley will join as Destinations, as will the South London neighbourhood of Brixton. Each Destination offers the opportunity to appreciate the architectural quality and culture of the area, as well as attend a wealth of events taking place on curated routes within the neighbourhood.

LFA 2023 will also see the return of Studio Lates, where architecture practices open their doors to both the public and the profession every Friday in June. To further enhance the programme of activity, LFA will also be working with several cultural partners, schools of architecture and embassies on special projects and activity, including the Design Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Royal Academy of Arts.

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