The Cass at the London Festival of Architecture
The Cass have a number of events at this year’s London Festival of Architecture, Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival.
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is Europe’s largest annual architecture event, with over 450 events exploring this year’s ‘memory’ theme across the capital from 1-30 June.
The Cass’s events at LFA include:
Graffiti, Memory and the City – 26 June, The Wash Houses, Old Castle Street.
‘Graffiti, Memory and the City’ explores how graffiti and memory work in the context of the city. The panel discussion, chaired by Leah Borromeo, will also include a presentation of Marc Vallée’s ‘Vandals and the City’, a photographic project which documents a year in the life of an illegal London graffiti crew, and Sabina Andron’s ‘100 Days of Leake Street’, a project that shows the changes on 10 different walls in a legal graffiti spot over 100 consecutive days.
The Cass Summer Show – 23 June to 8 July, Central House, 59–63 Whitechapel High Street.
Students from all Cass disciplines will exhibit their work at the main Cass Summer Show from 23 June to 8 July. Set to be the most ambitious and extensive yet, this year is the first time graduating students from all disciplines will display their work together in a celebrative extravaganza at Central House.
Cass Cities – Livesey Exchange, Ledbury Estate, Old Kent Road.
Working with Ulrike Steven from What-if Architects, the students from Cass Cities will present an exhibition of their research into the civic and economic life of the Old Kent Road. It will include a mapping of all non-resi activities in the OKR Opportunity Area plus interviews, photographs and statistics. The exhibition will stay on display at the Livesey Exchange beyond the London Festival of Architecture, alongside the Peckham Peculiars’ photography exhibition.
The LFA celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. 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 2016 almost 30,000 people attended festival events, most of which were free.
River Walks Series
Created by Cass student Louis Mayes, River Walks is series of walks and talks which aim to challenge perceptions of the role of the river within today's city. Speakers in the series include:
- dRMM and Lee Mallett: Waterhood - 5 June
- David Kohn: River Rooms - 12 June
- Marks Barfield + Alex Lifschutz: River as Infrastructure - 16 June
- Publica: The River at Night - 29 June
- Allies + Morrison - dates TBC
The Estate of Today and Tomorrow - 15 June, The Shakespeare, EC1M 7AA
The Estate of Today and Tomorrow, run by Cass unit leaders Mæ, explores two successful and well-known historical estates; the Boundary Estate and the Golden Lane Estate. The guided tour will look at the historical development of both estates and will end at a local venue for a short debate on the historical evolution of large housing schemes and current work on estates and estate regeneration.
Feilden Fowles Open Studios - 3 June, 8 Royal Street
Feilden Fowles, an architecture practice established by Cass Studio 11 tutors Fergus Fielden and Edmund Fowles, welcome guests to the open studio event to visit their unique place of work.
Image: Map of Old Kent Road courtesy of Cass Cities