London Festival of Architecture 2022 | Round-up of diverse events

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Pictured above is the Home Away from Hive installation from 2021 © Luke O’Donovan

London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has revealed its 2022 programme of events for its month-long celebration of the city’s architecture and urban spaces. 

Returning to London from 1st-30th June, London Festival of Architecture 2022 will open up new discussions, test new ideas, and offer an engaging series of public events and installations. The jam-packed programme features over 400 events that explore the engaging theme titled ‘Act’, inviting the audience to reflect on how we should take action in the face of the climate emergency, social injustice, and the needs of a changing society.

Monuments to Mingling 2021 © Agnese Sanvito

“As humans our days are filled with everyday acts – for instance acts of kindness, our interactions with friends, families, colleagues and strangers,” said Rosa Rogina, director of the LFA. “How does architecture shape those acts? For me, architecture is more than something that’s there in the background: it acts as an agent in every aspect of our lives that deserves to be explored and celebrated.”

Whilst LFA spans across London, reimagining public spaces and hosting a range of events, this year there are five destinations where a concentrated buzz of activity will happen. The 2022 destinations include London Borough of Camden, the City of London, the Royal Docks and South Westminster. Plus, the exciting addition of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which is celebrating the 10-year anniversary since the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

With so much going on, we’ve flagged up some of the highlights in the London Festival of Architecture 2022 destinations below…

Windflower 2021 © Luke O’Donovan

London Festival of Architecture 2022 destinations:

Innovation through Sustainable Materials in the Royal Docks

Where: University of East London 

When: 23rd June 2022, from 10:00-17:00

The University of East London and Grimshaw, with the support of the Royal Docks and Tate & Lyle, will be hosting a workshop exploring the potential of carbon neutral materials in architecture and design.

Camden Green Loop Walking Tour 

Where: Camden Collective 

When: 28th June 2022, from 18:00-19:00

Learn all about the neighbourhood strategy from the team behind the Camden Highline and Camden Collective, and discover the ambitious plans to boost biodiversity in the city.

‘With Wide-eyed Wonder’

Where: King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross

When: 15th-20th June 2022, from 10:00-20:00 

Experience six interactive installations developed in collaboration between the Camden community, Central Saint Martins’ MA Industrial Design and Google.

Algae Meadow 2021 © Luke O’Donovan

Draw, Play, Act 

Where: Art in the Docks, Hamme Building

When: 30th June – 10th July 2022, 13:00-16:30

Visit an interactive exhibition packed with drawings by architect and artist Anna Gibb, supported by Art in the Docks, Bow Arts and Notting Hill Genesis.

Drama by Design

Where: Royal Opera House

When: 7th June 2022, 13:00-14:00

Join the Royal Opera House team for an exclusive architecture tour of this world-famous Victorian theatre and how it has transformed over the centuries.

The Making of Lee Valley VeloPark

Where: Lee Valley VeloPark, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

When: 13th June 2022, 19:00-20:30

Join an expert panel who will discuss the design and creation of the VeloPark and its cycling legacy.

Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery 2019 © Adam Scott

Along with all of this there will also be new specially commissioned installations, talks and debates, performances and tours, workshops, and family events. Check out the full programme online.

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