Earlier this week Adrem, in association with WeWork, were delighted to co-host with the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) to announce that ‘Power’ will be the theme of the next festival, taking place across London from 1 -30 June 2020.
As one of the world’s largest annual architecture event, London Festival of Architecture celebrates a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. Each year the programme is delivered by architecture and design practices and practitioners, cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others. The festival appeals to a huge public audience: in 2019 a vibrant programme of 566 events attracted over 800,000 people and reached a global audience of 138 million people, making the London Festival of Architecture one of the most important events in the cultural calendar.
Every year the London Festival of Architecture takes a different theme to inspire its programme of public events, and in 2020 will examine power from multiple perspectives. The London Festival of Architecture will open its call for entries in October, inviting anyone with an interest in London and its built environment to respond with ideas for events – from serious academic debate to activities for children, and everything in between.
Tamsie Thomson, director of the London Festival of Architecture, said:
“The theme of ‘Power’ opens questions about how we can better fuel our buildings. From fuel cells in basements to solar cells on roofs – where does our power come from and who’s going to be supplying it? Research points to the fact that the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings accounts for 45% of total UK carbon emissions. For architects, reducing the impact on the environment and biodiversity should be a priority, but are they paying lip-service to their concerns rather than taking in real action? Is there a willingness to make the tough decisions required to change direction or are architects sitting on their hands while our window of opportunity becomes smaller and smaller?
What does POWER mean to you?
Whether its the power of leaders, power of the future, power distributed along lines of class, gender and race. We’d like you to email us your definition of POWER for your chance to win a prize!