The twelfth edition of the London Festival of Architecture launched last weekend under the theme of ‘Boundaries.’ As part of the Festival’s Southwark Studio Lates on 28 June, we will be opening our doors for an evening of reflection and conversation under the banner of ‘How are cities shaped? Reflections on different models of urban development.’

Members of the practice will be on hand to share and discuss how different examples of masterplanning have brought urban sites in London that were once out of bounds, out of sight or out mind back into the fold of city life. We will offer a presentation and invite Q&A  drawing on examples from our own work and historic precedents. Our ground floor exhibition space will also feature a selection of models from our urbanism work. The walk-in event will be open to the public between 6pm and 8:30 pm with presentations starting at 6:30. More information can be found on the Festival website here.

In addition, catch these other happenings elsewhere at LFA:

Expanding Canary Wharf

Listen to Partner Jason Syrett give a podcast exploring the Wood Wharf masterplan, the expansion of Canary Wharf. Jason explains how our work is helping to transform Canary Wharf from a 5-9 place to a 24/7 piece of city as part of the LFA’s study of the changing and shifting boundaries of Canary Wharf.

Learning from Caracas

A native of Caracas, Partner Alfredo Caraballo will be participating in a panel discussion at the Building Centre on the changing role of public space in the Venezuelan capital and how it has been impacted by recent political strife. ‘Reframing Public Spaces Caracas’ will take place 17 June, from 6:30-8 pm at the Building Centre. More information, including registration details, can be found here.

The London Festival of Architecture runs from 1-30 June.