THE FESTIVAL IS A MONTH-LONG, CITY-WIDE CELEBRATION OF ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIMENTATION, THINKING, LEARNING AND PRACTICE.
The London Festival of Architecture consists of a programme delivered by partner organisations – leading cultural and academic institutions – alongside associated projects and open studios by architects, engineers, designers, artists, and curators. In 2014 the festival takes ‘Capital' as its central theme, and explores its various manifestations; from London's place as the UK's seat of government and finance, its flows of social and intellectual capital, the politics of regeneration and its impact on the city and its position as a world capital of architecture, through its practices and its built environment.
The London Festival of Architecture features debates, exhibitions, film screenings, walks, cycle rides, open studios and family events which focus on the importance of architecture and design in London today. An active programme of architectural installations and interventions provoke questions about the future life of the city and promotes positive change to the city's public realm. The festival also has a global focus with the International Architectural Showcase, organised by the British Council, highlighting innovative work from architecture practices around the world.