Open House Festival

The Life Cycle of London's Landscape

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Fumihiko Maki of Maki and Associates, 2018

Aga Khan Centre, 10 Handyside Street, N1C 4DN

The life cycle of London’s landscape starts with history. History becomes an integral part of it from the very inception of its design, enriched through construction, and expands even after the building’s completion. As architectural landscapes are repurposed for contemporary needs, they continue to respond to challenges and stigmas of marginalised communities. Join us on Saturday 9th September (11am-1pm) to discuss what happens when people inhabit landscapes and new communities emerge. As landscapes mature, we are given a choice: to ignore or embrace what came before. What happens when the histories of these communities are neglected?

Getting there

Tube

King's Cross St. Pancras

Train

King's Cross

Bus

91, 73, 63, 476, 46, 390, 30, 259, 214, 205, 17

Facilities

About

The life cycle of London's landscape

The life cycle of London’s landscape starts with history. History becomes an integral part of it from the very inception of its design, enriched through construction, and expands even after the building’s completion.

As people inhabit the landscape, new communities emerge. Over time, the landscape responds to the challenges and stigmas of these communities. Sections of landscape are repurposed for contemporary needs.

As landscapes mature, we are faced with a choice: to either disregard or embrace its historical essence.

Our collection

UNMASKING LONDON’S HISTORY: Neglecting Histories, Neglecting Communities
How does hiding the true history of London through changing the landscape affect communities?
Curated by Khaira

REDEFINING COLLECTIVE RESILIENCE: Community Spaces Amidst London’s Urban Landscape
How do communities preserve and adapt to the changing London landscape?
Curated by Lena

BEYOND BARRIERS: Bridging Hearts and Cultures
How to prevent stigmas against communities within the London Landscape?
Curated by Lamis

TAKING UP SPACE: The 46% Percent
How to accommodate communities from different backgrounds within the London landscape?
Curated by Fiona

SPACE VERSUS PLACE: The Evolving Meaning of London’s Landscape
How does the meaning of buildings within the London landscape change overtime?
Curated by Natalia Augustynowicz

City Curator's

‘The Life Cycle of London’s Landscape’ is part of the City Curator’s programme, which aims to amplify the voice of young people within the Open House Festival 2023. The project brings together 15 young people who will work and learn as festival curators, deciding on themes and areas of London they are interested in and want to celebrate. The Open House Festival 2023 is a two-week celebration of London’s homes, architecture and neighbourhoods. For 30 years, we have opened-up London’s best known buildings, as well as some of its best kept secrets, to a wider audience. The festival is a chance to share and champion what’s special to us for others to explore and learn from.

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