London Festival of Architecture
London Evening Standard: Dream city: London Festival of Architecture
From pop-ups at the new Pleasure Gardens to visions for King’s Cross, London Festival of Architecture may be all about fantasy but it serves up food for thought.
“London Festival of Architecture will bring an explosion of architectural activity to the capital through lectures, debates, exhibitions and temporary transformations of spaces. This year it runs over three consecutive weekends and centres around different geographical ‘hubs’.
“The theme is The Playful City, responding to the presence of the Olympics, but few of the hundreds of events explicitly reference the Games. Think less focused cultural event, more village fête, with optimistic artistic installations, picnics, concerts and open studios. There’s no politics here, no protest, just jolly, worthy architectural thinking.”
Author: Kieran Long / Photography: / @standardnews