The London Festival of Architecture returns from June to July 8. To my mind it looks like a more interesting event than the Olympics which start at the end of July.
The line-up offers a mix of open house tours, talks and installations. Ok, it’s not going to make as many headlines as any Team GB gold winning heroics or
Usian Bolts’ blistering speed.
But I would say as an opportunity to understand the city we live in and finding out about its future it will leave the Olympics trailing in its wake.
On July 3 there will be a free talk at the V&A about the Kings Cross redevelopment. The lead architect’s role in the impressive project will be discussed for an hour.
The closing weekend of the festival will also highlight the redevelopment of Kings Cross. The Architecture Foundation will hold a series of “urban actions” in the area from July 6 to July 8.
I’m not sure what that means, but it will be interesting finding out. For more information visit lfa2012.org.