The London Festival of Architecture
has revealed four focus areas for 2018: a series of very different parts of the capital that will form the focus of a wide range of public activities when the London Festival of Architecture returns on 1-30 June
Joining the London Festival of Architecture for the first time as focus areas, London Bridge and the City of London will be key partners for the festival in 2018. In a year where the Festival will explore 'identity', the City of London will have much to offer as the oldest part of London and a district that has seen permanent architectural flux for two millennia. Just across the Thames, the presence of the City formed and shaped the London Bridge area and the festival this year will celebrate the neighbourhood's changing roles, physical transformation and cultural renaissance.
Once again the LFA will be developing a series of events and other initiatives with partners in the Royal Docks and Battersea Nine Elms. Both are areas experiencing fundamental change, and will once again form backdrops to events that encourage Londoners and visitors to the city to look at them through fresh eyes, and learn about how entirely new quarters of the city are taking shape.
Nadia Broccardo, Team London Bridge Chief Executive said, "From relative backwater to global commercial district and thriving creative community, London Bridge has changed beyond recognition over the past 20 years. Becoming a hub for the London Festival of Architecture 2018 provides the perfect opportunity for the city to reflect on the identity of this important, historic area and celebrate the capital's ability to interpret local character and contexts."
London Bridge organisations wishing to be involved in the LFA this year should contact Rosa firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss opportunities and see how they might fit into the programme.