The London Festival of Architecture is returning in 2015 with the theme ‘Work in Progress’
The 2015 programme has been expanded to showcase international works and the Serpentine’s annual summer pavilion, this year being designed by Spanish practice SelgasCanos will form a centrepiece to the month-long architectural celebration.
The month-long ‘celebration of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice’ will be held at venues across the capital in June and will also include the British Council’s International Architecture Showcase.
Events, which will include exhibitions, installations, talks, debates and films, will all address the ‘Work in Progress’ theme.
Delivered by the Architecture Foundation, the British Council, New London Architecture, and RIBA London, and supported by the Mayor of London, the festival highlights the key role architecture plays in social, urban and cultural development.
Reflecting on the last year’s London Festival of Architecture the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘I’m hugely enthusiastic about good design and year on year the London Festival of Architecture continues to surpass its previous successes.
‘The festival makes an enormous contribution to London’s profile by promoting the talent, output and success of our architectural sector; and showcasing the innovation of London’s cultural sector through an outstanding partner programme that includes many of our leading institutions. The debate and engagement the festival creates helps shape this great city.’
An open call for architects, designers and artist to participate in the summer festival is set to be launched next month.
London Festival of Architecture announces 2015 theme