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London Festival of Architecture with RIBA

London Festival of Architecture with RIBA

A programme of exciting events, online and in person, as part of the 2021 London Festival of Architecture.

During June 2021, teams across the Royal Institute of British Architects are hosting a range of exciting events, both online and in person, that respond to the theme of this year's London Festival of Architecture: Care. The versatility of this theme has led us to take a number of approaches, such as talking to practices about how they care for each other, our planet and the industry, exploring how spaces can affect us mentally and emotionally, and exploring the ability of photography to highlight the complexity of mass production and modern consumerism.

Whether you're a practicing architect, a student or just looking to find out more about architecture during this annual festival, there's something for everyone in our exciting programme.

Visit the London Festival of Architecture website to learn more.


Upcoming events

11 June 2021, 5pm to 6pm

On documenting forms of industry: A conversation with photographer Alastair Philip Wiper

A special conversation with award-winning photographer Alastair Philip Wiper as part of our London Festival of Architecture programme.

Sunday 13 June 2021, 10am to 4pm

Forms of Industry: Online architectural photoday

Join our online workshop for a day of photography, exploring changing attitudes towards mass production and sustainability through the contemporary photographs of Alastair Wiper and archival images of Eric de Mare. For ages 18+.

14 June 2021, 9pm to 11.20pm

The Royal Tenenbaums: Film screening and Q&A

Join us for an outdoor summer screening of the classic Wes Anderson film The Royal Tenenbaums on the rooftop of South London’s Bussey Building.

England - London
15 June 2021, 5.00pm to 6.30pm

Architects Beyond Architecture

For the fourth talk in our Architecture Anew series, we will focus on architects working beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline to develop socially motivated projects.

16 June 2021, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

RIBA London LFA talk series: Caring for the planet

Join RIBA London architects as we celebrate the London Festival of Architecture with a series of evening talks and discussion panels, focused on the theme of Care. This talk will focus on caring for the planet.

England - All regions
22 June 2021, 9.00pm to 11.45pm

Parasite: Film screening and Q&A

Join us for an outdoor summer screening of the multi award winning film Parasite plus a Q&A session with author Will Wiles on the rooftop of South London’s Bussey Building.

England - London
28 June 2021, 9.00pm to 11.30pm

I am Love: Film screening and Q&A

Join us for an outdoor summer screening of the 2009 Italian drama starring Tilda Swinton. This event includes a Q&A session with architect David Kohn on the rooftop of South London’s Bussey Building.

England - London

Happy Places learning resource

Taking inspiration from our world-class collection of images and the creative design process, use the architecture of Happy Places to empower your KS2-3 PSHE students to identify and make use of the positive impact that places can have on their wellbeing. 

In this PSHE lesson, your students will:

  • use the images and questions provided to explore how different places designed by architects makes them feel
  • use what they've learned to design and create their own Happy Places
  • reflect on which places in their own lives can care for their feelings

Download the Happy Places PDF resource. 

This supportive PSHE lesson is inspired by, and created in response to, this year's London Festival of Architecture theme of Care. 

Social Values & Architecture series

Following the events earlier this year, we're delight to present the videos from our Social Values & Architecture series. 

Delivered by the East London Architects Group, in partnership with RIBA London, we explored the importance of social value and its potential for demonstrating the positive impact design offers people and communities in terms of social justice, sustainability and wellbeing. The series also touched on themes such as homelessness, new ways of living/social housing, inclusive design, responsive design and the urban environment, and socially responsible design.

Watch the Social Values & Architecture video series.


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