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Call for entries: London Festival of Architecture 2019

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The London Festival of Architecture has issued an open call for inventive ideas for its 2019 events programme 

The city-wide programme, to be themed around ‘boundaries’, is welcoming proposals from architects, artists, designers, developers and members of the public who are interested in the built environment. 

The submissions for the festival, which returns to the capital from 1 to 30 June 2019, will be judged by a six-strong curatorial panel who will select the proposals that form the core festival programme.

The panel includes Robert Bevan, architecture critic at the Evening Standard; Sarah Castle, founding director of IF_DO; Tom Guy, partner at Guy Piper Architects; Meneesha Kellay, public programmes curator at the RIBA; Sumitra Upham, curator at the Design Museum; and David Ogunmuyiwa, founder of ArchitectureDoingPlace.

The early bird deadline to be considered by the first curation panel is 11 January 2019, while the final deadline will be 8 March.

Organisers submitting events after 8 March 2019 will be charged £50 to cover additional administration costs.

The theme for this year’s event, “identity”, inspired over 500 events across the capital, attracting 600,000 visitors and reaching a global audience of 122 million. 

Festival director Tamsie Thomson said: ‘We’ve now fired the start gun for the London Festival of Architecture 2019. What makes the LFA unique is our open call – that means anyone with a great idea can put on an event. It’s this unique range of event organisers that adds real vibrancy and diversity to our annual programme.

‘With our fascinating “boundaries” theme for 2019, and with the support of our talented and insightful curation panel, I’m looking forward to an exceptional public programme for LFA2019.’

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