The Lockdown Festival of Architecture invites you to fill the streets that lockdown has cleared. Photograph a space that interests you and draw, collage and design over it. Digitally or by hand, whatever suits you.
Look outside. Take a walk, run or cycle if you can, keeping a safe distance of course. What do you see? What do you hear? How does this make you feel?
Please photograph a space that interests you and draw, collage and design over it. Digitally or by hand, whatever suits you. Crafty self-build structures, conceptual visions to spark debate or anything else!
What do you miss, who do you miss? What has gone, and should stay away? Are they social spaces or places in protest?
Post both photographs, before and after to Twitter or Instagram. Posts not stories please! Include a quick caption explaining the idea and include the location. Tag three friends: one activist and two who aren’t: let’s spread the rebellion! And most importantly:
We’re compiling an online exhibition of your ideas in June and holding a People's Assembly on the 28th to discuss them! Both with the London Festival of Architecture. We're letting you set the agenda, don't miss out, post your ideas on social media. Tag us @lockdownarch and #wearezoomedout
What should unlock the streets? How do we re-unite?
Want to make a more detailed design? Architects, activists, students and designers are all welcome to enter!
We'll shortlist the entries to form a open source catalogue of Protest Architecture. Judges will pick their favourites, alongside a public vote!
Mikhail Riches - A London based Architecture practice, committed to improving the UK’s housing and setting an example through design. Sterling Prize and Neave Brown Award for Housing winners, 2019.
Studio Bark - Sustainable architecture studio, based in London. Studio Bark push the boundaries of ecologically conscious design. The practice have supported climate activism through the design of Protest Architecture and central involvement in Architects’ Climate Action Network.
Sofie Pelsmakers - Architect, educator and researcher. Author of ‘The Environmental Design Pocketbook’ and Assistant Professor in sustainable architecture and housing design at Tampere University.
Clare Farrell - Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion and and lecturer in sustainable fashion design at UEL, London.
Daniel Blackmore - Extinction Rebellion 3D Maker. Film concept artist, including for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’. Creative actions designer for Greenpeace.
Afterparti - A fresh thinking, architecture-infused collective, exploring contemporary urban space through the lenses of identity and race. Afterparti create zines and organise events as part of their ongoing campaign for spatial equity.
Chloe Spiby Loh - Public Programmes Manager of RIBA. Previously Assistant Curator at the Architecture Foundation and contributing writer to Architecture Ireland. Instigated and organised a student-led programme about feminism in architecture at University College Dublin and the RIAI.
Owen Hatherley - Critic and prolific author, exploring the intersection between architecture, politics and culture. Owen has written articles for The Guardian, Architects’ Journal and many more. Culture Editor of Tribune.
Luke Jerram - A multidisciplinary artist, working in sculpture, installation and live art. His work allows space for people to interact and react, sometimes raising questions about the way we live. Working and exhibiting internationally, Luke had 117 exhibitions in 22 different countries in 2019 alone.Want to find out more? Want to enter? Click here!