Best events and exhibitions at London Festival of Architecture 2019
The Colour Palace by Pricegore and Yinka Ilori

10 unmissable events and exhibitions at London Festival of Architecture 2019

With the London Festival of Architecture kicking off today, Dezeen's deputy editor Tom Ravenscroft picks out the 10 best things in the programme, including a colourful pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Patrick Schumacher talking about affordable housing.

There are over 400 events taking place for London Festival of Architecture 2019, which takes place throughout the month of June.

Boundaries is the theme for this year's festival, so participants will be exploring architecture in terms of borders, fences, walls and zones. Events range from performances and installations, to panel discussions, workshops and walking tours.

Here are 10 of the best things to see:


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Dulwich Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace
12 - 30 June

The Colour Palace becomes the second pavilion to be built in the grounds of the Dulwich Picture Gallery for the London Festival of Architecture. This time around it has been designed by architecture studio Pricegore and artist Yinka Ilori.

Designed to stand out alongside the John Soane-designed 19th-century gallery, the colourful pavilion will host a programme of talks and theatre performances.

Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD


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Every Building on the Old Kent Road 2019
3 - 14 June

The Anise Gallery and Matthew White are curating a photography exhibition that captures every building on both sides of the 1.8 mile-long Old Kent Road.

Created as a homage to Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip 1966 book, the images will be taken from the back of a moving truck, before being combined in post production.

Anise Gallery, 13a Shad Thames, SE1 2PU


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Paper Castles
1 - 30 June

The V&A museum has invited 15 architecture practices to imagine "alternative future architectures" by creating paper models that will be displayed above existing models in the museum's collection.

The practices creating models are OMMX, Hayatsu Architects, Office S&M, Madelon Vriesendorp, Interrobang, Akil Skafe-Smith, Mobile Studio, WUH architecture, Makespace, Zaha Hadid Architects, PUP Architects, Sarah Wigglesworth, Prince + Selasi and Office Sian.

V&A, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL


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The Wooden Parliament by Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Ga Grinda
3 June – 30 June

A temporary wooden pavilion, designed by Spanish architects Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Ga Grinda of Madrid-based practice Amid Cero9, will stand alongside Tom Dixon's London headquarters in King's Cross throughout the festival.

The seven-metre-high structure will have seating arranged to form stands in its interior. It will be used to host events organised by the Museum of Architecture, including musical performances, children's workshops and drawing workshops.

Granary Square, Kings Cross, London, N1C 4AA


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All Design presents an All Alsop Whistlestop Tour
1 June – 30 June

All Design, the architecture studio founded by the late Will Alsop, is inviting people to take a self-guided tour – either walking or on public transport – visiting the architect's best-known buildings in the city.

The tour starts at the recently completed Neuron Pod education centre in Whitechapel and goes via buildings including the Heron Quays DLR station and Stirling Prize-winning Peckham Library, before ending at Doodle Bar.

Neuron Pod, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, E1 2AT 


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Part W – The Alternative List
13 June

Women's action group Part W is creating an all-female RIBA Gold medals winners list as an alternative to the majority-male current list.

This event will see 10 people talk about the women that they have nominated to be on the alternative list, who have "made a significant contribution either directly or indirectly to architecture".

26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG


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Learning from Las Vegas in London
24 June

Taking its name from Learning from Las Vegas, the seminal text by Denise Scott Brown, Robert Venturi and Steven Izenour, this event will investigate architecture's "love affair with post modernism".

The event will see a range of architects and educators, including Dezeen columnists Sam Jacob and Owen Hopkins, as well as Adam Nathaniel Furman and Studio Mutt, perform talks, films and performances on stage.

Hippodrome Casino Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH


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Negroni Talks – Borderlands: Boundaries within the city state
3, 10, 17 & 24 June

Returning for a second year, the Negroni Talks series at Venetian restaurant Ombra  will see architects, academics, designers and academics debate a range of provocative subjects.

The highlight looks to be the talk titled The Problem With Affordable Housing, which will see Zaha Hadid Architects' principal Patrick Schumacher return to a subject that he caused controversy when tackling in 2016.

Ombra, 1 Vyner Street, E2 9DG


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Manifestos: Architecture for a New Generation

A collaboration between London Festival of Architecture and the Design Museum, this event aims to draw attention to an emerging generation shaping the future of London.

The emerging voices in architecture, including Alpa Depani, Stephanie Edwards, Joseph Henry, Chris Hildrey, Resolve, Neba Sere, Holy Fool Studio, Pricegore, Space Popular and Part W, will each present an alternative vision for London's urban landscape.

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG


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The Quintessential English Garden: what does it mean to be native?
10 June – 12 July

Lily Jencks Studio is installing a miniature version of the garden from the Stourhead country house in London's Canary Wharf, to ask "what does it means to be local?"

The garden will contain leaf-shaped seats arranged around a large printed image of the country house, with a selection of native and non-native tress.

Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4QT