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Mayor Sadiq Khan backs London Festival of Architecture 2018 call for entries

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Mayor Sadiq Khan has thrown his weight behind next year’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA) as the City-wide events programme opens its call for entries 

The 2018 festival, which has the theme of ‘identity’, is welcoming proposals from anyone interested in London and the built environment, including architects, artists, designers, developers and members of the public. 

The LFA has also announced the creation of an eight-strong curatorial panel, which will select the proposals forming the core festival programme.

This panel includes former AJ architecture editor and current Royal Academy of Arts architecture projects manager Laura Mark; LFA director Tamsie Thomson; Greater London Assembly member Tom Copley; and Studio Gil founder Pedro Gil. 

London mayor Sadiq Khan said: ’I’m proud to support the London Festival of Architecture. The festival does magnificent work championing our city’s architecture sector, and encouraging Londoners to look at their city in new and interesting ways.’

He added: ’As Mayor, I know how important good design is to the success of our city, and I want to play my part. It’s why I’ve created the Good Growth by Design programme to help deliver a high-quality built environment for London and ensure our city’s growth is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.’

The call for entries will close on 28 February 2018. The LFA will run from 1-30 June 2018. 

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The LFA curatorial panel: 

Sam Bompas founder, Bompas and Parr

Tom Copley member, Greater London Assembly

Pedro Gil founder, Studio Gil

Steven Harding director, Goodfellow Communications

Laura Mark architecture projects manager, Royal Academy of Arts

Olaide Oboh head of communications and external relations, First Base

Tamsie Thomson director, London Festival of Architecture

Gwen Webber programme manager for architecture, British Council

Lfa curatorial panel montage

Lfa curatorial panel montage

LFA curatorial panel (from top left clockwise): Laura Mark, Pedro Gil, Olaide Oboh, Tom Copley, Sam Bompas, Tamsie Thompson, Steven Harding, Gwen Webber

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