The AJ selects fifteen must-see events at the this year’s London Festival of Architecture (1-30 June), ranging from lectures by David Adjaye to architectural bake-offs
‘Face to Face with Memory’ with Kengo Kuma (Kengo Kuma & Associates) & Stuart Wood (Heatherwick Studio)
When: 6 June, 6.30pm – 9pm
Where: Roca London Gallery, Station Court Townmead Road, London, SW6 2PY
Summary: V&A Dundee architect Kengo Kuma reveals how memory is a vital tool in his work and research. He is joined in this event by Stuart Wood, group leader at Heatherwick Studio, who will also talk about the theme of memory.
NLA Annual Lecture 2017 by David Adjaye
When: 12 June, 6.30 - 8pm
Where: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2SR
Summary: Sir David Adjaye gives the NLA Annual Lecture 2017, a headline event of the London Festival of Architecture. In conversation with NLA Chairman Peter Murray, Adjaye will speak about his work and approach to urban renewal, both in London and around the world. He will also share his thoughts on the role that London has to play supporting creativity and positive social change around the world.
Rogers and Bernaskoni in conversation
When: 22 June, 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Where: The Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG
Summary: Richard Rogers and Boris Bernaskoni discuss the influence of Russian Avant Garde on their practices, as well as their careers and latest projects. Curated by
Joseph Constable on Serpentine Pavilion 2017
When: 24 June, 3pm - pm
Where: Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA
Summary: Assistant curator Joseph Constable, leads a tour of the Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, with British sign language interpretation by Julie Hornsby.
The Great Architectural Bake-Off
When: 10 June, 12pm - 3pm
Where: Fitzroy SquareFitzroy Square, London, W1T 6EY
Summary: Architectural royalty descends on Fitzroy Square as firms - including Zaha Hadid Architects; Foster + Partners; Rogers, Stirk, Harbor + Partners; Amanda Levete Architects; and Wilkinson Eyre - create some of the world’s most iconic buildings out of cake. Hosted by WATG.
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Sunday night live: Daniel Libeskind
When: 11 June, 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Where: JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET
Summary: Jewish community centre JW3 welcomes Daniel Libeskind to London for a conversation on his career and work so far with BBC Radio 4 presenter Samira Ahmed.
When: 2 June - 8 October
Where: Dulwich Picture GalleryGallery Road, London, SE21 7AD
Summary: The Dulwich Picture Gallery celebrates its 200th anniversary with its first Dulwich Pavilion, designed by emerging stars IF_DO. A number of events, including Lates on Fridays, are being held at the pavilion throughout the summer.
Reusing London’s Lost Infrastructure
When: 13 June, 6pm – 9pm
Where: The Brunel Museum Sinking Shaft, Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4LF
Summary: An open discussion on the topic of reusing London’s lost infrastructure, with speakers including Robert Hulse from the Brunel Museum, Nick Grimshaw from Grimshaw Architects, Jerry Tate from Tate Harmer and Transport for London.
’Where Shall She Live?’ Housing the working women in Victorian and Edwardian London’
When: 14 June, 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Where: Rest Up London, Driscoll House, 172 New Kent Road, London, SE1 4YT
Summary: Emily Gee, Historic England’s London planning director, will discusses the architectural and social history of the homes which housed working women in Victorian and Edwardian London.
Middlesex House Open Studio
When: 15 – 19 June
Where: Middlesex House, 34-42 Cleveland Street, W1T 4JE
Summary: Open studio at the Art Deco Middlesex House, where Fletcher Priest, Glenn Howells and Make are based.
Unlocking Pentonville: Memory
When: 17-18 June, 11am - 6pm
Where: 382 Caledonian RoadLondon, N1 1DY
Summary: Sarah Wigglesworth of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects hosts an exhibition and weekend of public debates on the future of Pentonville Prison, which is set to by sold by HM Prison Service for redevelopment.
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The Architecture of Memory
When: 16 – 30 June
Where: Atrium Ltd, 28 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4BY
Summary: Finkernagel Ross exhbits an exhibition with on the theme of the festival - memory - marking its fourth year running taking part in the RIBA London Open Studios, within the London Festival of Architecture.
Depicting excellent black architects
When: 5-26 June
Where: New London Architecture￼, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, WC1E 7BT
Summary: Black architects are celebrated at this exhbition, curated by Simone de Gale Architects, at New London Architecture’s headquarters. The exhibition, which focuses on black architects from London, or who practice in London, is open to the public throughout June. It will then move to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust from 10 July 10th to 11 August.
London Tomorrow: A Weekend with the London School of Architecture
When: 23 – 25 June
Where: Somerset House, Strand, WC2R 1LA
Summary: London Tomorrow presents 30 new models for the future of the capital.
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Battersea Power Station Tours – Wilkinson Eyre
When: 25 June, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Where: Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village, SW11 8AB
Summary: Tour of Battersea Power Station led by Jim Eyre of WilkinsonEyre Architects - the lead architects appointed to refurbish the iconic Grade II listed building, which will become home to Apple’s London headquarters.
Cost: Free (register before 21 June)