LFA Open Studios returns to the London Festival of Architecture once again in 2017. One of the most popular elements of the festival, Open Studios is a fantastic way for firms to show off their work to a huge public and professional audience.
For the first time the NLA, RIBA, CIAT, Landscape Institute and Institute of Structural Engineers have joined together to facilitate their membership in participating. This is a unique event for the public, clients and other building professionals to see, experience and understand the design work that goes into making a building.
LFA Open Studios is an opportunity for the thousands of people who take part in the London Festival of Architecture to enjoy a behind the scenes glimpse into the life of London’s built environment practices. It’s entirely up to practices to decide what they can do: an exhibition, a talk, a drop-in design surgery, or a model-making workshop for children. Past experience has shown that there is enormous public appetite for LFA Open Studios – firms should use their imaginations and let public curiosity do the rest!
LFA are particularly focusing the open studios this year in four areas: Southbank 2/3 June, Fitzrovia 9/10 June, Shoreditch 16/17 June and Clerkenwell 24/25 June. LFA are activity recruiting practices for these areas which will involve activity on either the Friday or Saturday of the specified weekend, or both if preferred. LFA will support these practices with co-ordinated marketing, curated tours and additional fringe activity. Of course, participants from other parts of London are very welcome too – in 2016 LFA had events in almost every single London borough.
Events can be at any time of day, although past experience shows that weekend or evening events work particularly well. All practices in the hub areas are also encouraged to open for a Friday evening after work aperitivo.
If you would like to take part in LFA Open Studios 2017 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The call for entries will close on 21 March.
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