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London Festival of Architecture: what’s on in north London

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 May 2017

Brutalism at Burghley: Celebrating HKPA, 28 June, 6.30pm, Acland Burghley School, NW5 1UJ

Brutalism at Burghley: Celebrating HKPA, 28 June, 6.30pm, Acland Burghley School, NW5 1UJ

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Throughout June, the London Festival of Architecture celebrates all things design, and there’s plenty going on north of the river. Here are the highlights

City(e)State, 17 June, 10am-5pm, Alison Brooks Architects, NW5 1TLCity(e)State, 17 June, 10am-5pm, Alison Brooks Architects, NW5 1TL

In June, the London Festival of Architecture will be bringing a whole host of walking tours, family events and open studios to locations across the capital. North London certainly doesn’t miss out on the festivities, with a range of architecture-themed events taking place across our neck of the woods. Here are our favourites:

City(e)State

Alison Brooks Architects will be holding an open studio to allow visitors to see the designs for the South Kilburn Estate, which placed the architects in the running for the Mies van der Rohe prize this year. The installation will explore the civic role of housing and the state as urban patron, and show the estate in its origins.

The Destruction of Memory, 28 June, 7pm, �10, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ETThe Destruction of Memory, 28 June, 7pm, �10, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

17 June, 10am-5pm, Alison Brooks Architects, NW5 1TL

The Destruction of Memory

This documentary explores the destruction of culture during times of war and the recovery of memory. The film by Tim Slade will be followed by a panel discussion with Tate curator Mark Godfrey, artist Jo Scorah and author of the book which set the precedent for the documentary, Robert Bevan.

Man About the House, 10-16 June, various locationsMan About the House, 10-16 June, various locations

28 June, 7pm, £10, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

Man About the House

Through the medium of story and song, Australian comic Tim Ross will transform architecturally significant London buildings into theatres in which to deliver his award-winning, design-infused comedy and music show that illuminates the venues in which it is presented.

Sunday Night Live: Daniel Libeskind, 1 June, 6.30pm, �15, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ETSunday Night Live: Daniel Libeskind, 1 June, 6.30pm, �15, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

10-16 June, various locations

Light and Flight

In celebration of a multicultural city, this interactive installation features drawings and models which seek to challenge and celebrate the notion of memory using digital fabrication. A collaboration with DS22, Golzari NG Architects / PART and Human Right NGO Amos Trust.

Hornsey Town Hall Tour, 18 June, 11am, �7, Hornsey Town Hall, N8 9JJHornsey Town Hall Tour, 18 June, 11am, �7, Hornsey Town Hall, N8 9JJ

15-30 June, pm, University of Westminster, NW1 5LS

DiverCity Matchmaking

One for families, this 20 minute outdoor event run by Ines Designes offers a participatory spatial experience which claims to match you to a property of your dreams.

2-4 June, 11am-4pm, West Handyside Canopy, N1C 4AA

Higher View: From Aleppo to Jerusalem

Artist Ezri Tarazi will use none other than the coffee table to explore the range of histories and cultures found in Jerusalem and Aleppo in this exhibition.

6–18th June, 9am to 10pm, JW3 , 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

Projects – Memory – Reality

This exhibition will showcase upcoming developments and past projects in both the UK and across the pond in the large shop window visible from the Archway Road. Keen beans should head to the opening event on Thursday 1st June from 5pm where architecturally-themed cocktails will be served.

1-30th June, 24/8 218 Archway Road, N6 5AX

The Giant Dolls’ House Project

This installation hopes to engender debate about the purpose, form and sense of a home. Curated by Catja de Haas, the collaborative project has been produced in conjunction with the community, schools and architects, and had transformed shoeboxes into dolls’ houses.

4-18 June, 9am-1pm, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

Sunday Night Live: Daniel Libeskind

Architect Daniel Libeskind was the brains behind the Jewish Museum in Berlin and one of the masterminds behind the rebuilding of the Manhattan World Trade Centre. In discussion with BBC Radio 4 Front Row’s Samira Ahmed, Libeskind will discuss his approach to memory, meaning and spirituality in architecture.

1 June, 6.30pm, £15, JW3 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET

Brutalism at Burghley: Celebrating HKPA

Historic England architectural historian Geraint Franklin will guide you through the work of post-war Brutalist practice Howell Killick Partridge & Amis, the architects behind Tuffnell Park’s Acland Burghley School. The illustrated talk will draw on material from Geraint’s new book and coincides with the 50th anniversary of the now Grade II listed school.

28 June, 6.30pm, Acland Burghley School, NW5 1UJ

Unexpected Underground

Enter the world of Victoriana as you play the character of architect Leslie Green and be lead on a historical journey through the stations. This urban treasure hunt should be played in groups of 2-5 people and will take the form of a series of tasks at each station which culminates in a paper theatre.

6-27 June, £10, 10am, Holloway Road Station, N7 8HS

Hornsey Town Hall Tour

Crouch End Walks will guide you through the town hall designed in the Modernist style by New Zealand architect Reginald Uren. One of the first examples of 1930s Modernism adopted for London’s public buildings, this walk lets you delve into the history of the iconic art deco HQ and Assembly Room.

18 June, 11am, £7, Hornsey Town Hall, N8 9JJ


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