Camden reveals an exciting programme of events for the London Festival of Architecture 2022
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has revealed its 2022 programme of events, which features a diverse and engaging series of public events and installations aimed at everyone with an interest in London’s architecture and spaces that surround us.
The festival will run throughout June and this year, together with four other boroughs, Camden has been chosen as a key destination.
“I am delighted that Camden has been chosen as a key destination for the festival and for the opportunity to host and work with partners to celebrate our rich cultural and architectural heritage and our strong and diverse communities.
“We look forward to welcoming visitors from inside and outside of Camden to join us this June as we celebrate.”
There will be over 80 events and activities in Camden, most of which will be free and feature new specially commissioned installations, talks and debates, walks and tours, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and family events.
This year’s theme for the festival is ‘Act’ in response to emerging from the impacts of the covid pandemic whilst continuing to face the enormous social and environmental issues that have never gone away.
The festival in Camden will focus on a walking route that draws people from the residential heart of the borough into central London, showcasing exciting new projects, Camden’s wonderful cultural assets, built and natural heritage, as well as new installations, with a particular focus on the borough’s residents and communities.
Camden has also commissioned the Phoenix Road Performing Gardens installation in Somers Town by NOOMA Studio, who won a public competition to develop a design installation which will act as a focal point for events and activities in the area during the festival.
The installation will be installed in the last weekend of June and will transform Phoenix Road into a temporary street garden and facilitate performances and activities through pop-up installations and collaborations with local groups.
Phoenix Road Performing Gardens aims to showcase the spirit of the Somers Town local communities and explore alternative scenarios for the road to be pedestrianised during a weekend-long closure on 25 and 26 June.
You can find out more online at London Festival of Architecture - Camden Council or by calling 020 7974 1497 / 020 7974 4703.
Image credit: NOOMA Studio