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The London Festival of Architecture 2008

CATEGORY: architecture + events + ⚐ EN

The London Festival of Architecture 2008, is a celebration and exploration of the city’s buildings, streets and spaces – with over 600 exhibitions, lectures, public space installations, guided walks, bicycle rides, boat tours, parties, design workshops and debates.

The buzz of activity over the month of the Festival will move across five key ‘Hubs‘, with large-scale public events taking place in a different Hub each weekend.

This massive programme reflects the amazing vitality of London’s architectural scene. The theme of this year’s Festival is Fresh! – we are exhorting visitors to take a fresh look at London, to indulge in fresh thinking, to enjoy the fresh talent on show and the fresh air of the walks and rides.

With the Olympics on the horizon, the Festival celebrates London as a creative hub, a focus for international debate and as a city transformed.

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This 2008 London Festival of Architecture is a mirror on early 21C corruption of architecture and highlights current failures by urbanists. Like the Cultural Industry and Arts Worlds, architecture and urbanism is sick with greed, hubris and self-referential waste and indulgence. This festival will be a marker the ongoing failure to address the real issues at stake in cities by masking them over with events so silly, so wasteful. While the organisers don't know it, it is surely the last 'hurrah' before it all shifts under their feet. This waste, this indulgence and lack of intellectual rigor can not last.

This 2008 London Festival of Architecture is a mirror on early 21C corruption of architecture and highlights current failures by urbanists. Like the Cultural Industry and Arts Worlds, architecture and urbanism is sick with greed, hubris and self-referential waste and indulgence. This festival will be a marker the ongoing failure to address the real issues at stake in cities by masking them over with events so silly, so wasteful. While the organisers don't know it, it is surely the last 'hurrah' before it all shifts under their feet. This waste, this indulgence and lack of intellectual rigor can not last.

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