Open studios, installations, exhibitions, student shows, films and more: The London Festival of Architecture is unfolding from June 1 to 30, casting a spotlight on open call–gathered public projects plus those hailing from LFA partners and RIBA London Open Studios, as well as other festivities presented by the city’s cultural organizations under the banner of this year’s theme, "Work in Progress.”
The pop-up Design Museum Tank installation space on the Thames spotlights Irish architecture.
This year, the festival, which premiered in 2004, will introduce Ireland as its first “Focus Country,” offering Ireland-focused workshops and events, such as an installment of New Horizon, a year-long initiative that promotes and celebrates Irish design, which will be focused in two pavilions at Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross. Discussions exploring design from the Emerald Isle include The Design Museum's "Nine Lives Tank Talk," which tells the story of nine workspaces designed by up-and-coming Irish architects, "Who'd Be a Young Architect?" presented by British Council in association with Architecture Foundation and Irish Architecture Foundation, and "Of Clay and Wattle Made," which will feature architects reading selected W.B. Yeats works in honor of the poet's 150th birthday. Discover the full schedule of Irish-focused design events here, and learn more about the festival itself here.