London Festival of Architecture 2018 call for entries opens

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has issued the call for entries for the 2018 Festival, which will explore ‘identity’ through a diverse programme of public events from 1-30 June 2018. The call for entries will remain open until 28 February 2018.

Proposals are invited from anyone with an interest in London and its built environment – whether they be architects, artists, designers, developers or members of the public – for events and activities that can interpret the ‘identity’ theme in different and compelling ways. The 2017 festival saw a huge range of events – from walking tours and open studios to a choral performance in a disused Docklands warehouse and the phenomenally successful Dulwich Pavilion. The festival organisers are confident that ‘identity’ is a theme that will similarly capture organisers’ imaginations and produce a fascinating month-long celebration of architecture in June 2018.

The London Festival of Architecture is also announcing the creation of the LFA Curatorial Panel, which will select proposals to form the core programme for the 2018 festival. Core events will be those that address the ‘identity’ theme in particularly interesting, challenging or ambitious ways, and will be provided with enhanced organisational and promotional support from the LFA programming and communications teams. Other events which are less closely aligned to the theme but are intriguing nevertheless will be invited to form part of the LFA’s fringe programme.

The LFA Curatorial Panel comprises:

Sam Bompas (founder, Bompas and Parr)
Tom Copley AM (member, Greater London Assembly)
Pedro Gil (founder, Studio Gil)
Steven Harding (director, Goodfellow Communications)
Laura Mark (architecture projects manager, Royal Academy of Arts)
Olaide Oboh (head of communications and external relations, First Base)
Tamsie Thomson (director, London Festival of Architecture)
Gwen Webber (programme manager for architecture, British Council)

Supporting the London Festival of Architecture call for entries, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said:

“I’m proud to support the London Festival of Architecture. The festival does magnificent work championing our city’s architecture sector, and encouraging Londoners to look at their city in new and interesting ways. As a home to people from across the globe, London is renowned for its openness and for being a beacon of progress and inclusion, which is why I’m delighted that ‘identity’ is this year’s theme.

“As Mayor, I know how important good design is to the success of our city, and I want to play my part. It’s why I’ve created the ‘Good Growth by Design’ programme to help deliver a high-quality built environment for London and ensure our city’s growth is socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

“I’m confident that 2018 will be a year when we can once again showcase the incredible architectural and design talent in our city – and I hope many of you will get involved with the festival.”

Further information and application forms for potential London Festival of Architecture 2018 participants is available at The call for entries will remain open until 28 February 2018.