London Festival of Architecture, United Kingdom, COVID-19, Virtual Events
The Architects' Journal
A virtual London Festival of Architecture will take place next month, it has been revealed, with building tours, a wide range of talks, a pub quiz and even a bake-off all moving online because of the coronavirus
The event â€“ dubbed LFA Digital 2020 â€“ kicks off on 1 June and will run throughout the month at its own dedicated website as well as on social media.
More than 120 features will take place, including real-time tours of the Ancient City of Aleppo in Syria by Places of ARcture.
The Architects Admit Confession Booth will provide a place to confess environmental design sins, while those looking for light relief can take part in the quiz or baking contest.
London Festival of Architecture director Tamsie Thomson said: â€˜We are thrilled to be launching such an amazing programme for LFA Digital 2020.
â€˜Only two months ago the prospects for the LFA in 2020 looked doubtful â€“ but thanks to our resilience and an amazing response from our many friends and supporters in London and around the world, weâ€™ve got a festival to be proud of.
â€˜LFA Digital is full of content that is experimental, daring and challenging â€“ but also plenty of fun. This extraordinary programme for extraordinary times is designed to appeal to a global public audience, and I cannot wait for the LFAâ€™s latest edition to begin.â€™
The organisation hopes a physical festival will be possible in London later this year.