A Room For London
A free talk with architect David Kohn, Chairman of Living Architecture, Dickon Robinson, and Artangel Co-Director, Michael Morris.
at The Hub Kings Cross
A Room For London, photo by Charles Hosea
Perched on the roof of Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall throughout 2012, A Room for London is a one-bedroom installation bringing together architecture, art, writing, music and ideas. A space for rest, thought, reflection and play, it marks a major collaboration between Living Architecture, Artangel, Southbank Centre, the architect David Kohn and artist Fiona Banner.
Every month, writers, musicians and artists, including Jeanette Winterson, David Byrne, Amadou & Mariam and Jeremy Deller are using the space as their studio to produce new work. And as part of Living Architecture’s programme to make great architecture available to the public, it is also occupied by members of the public who have pre-booked to stay there.
A Room for London at the London Festival of Architecture brings together some of the creative team behind the project, including Dickon Robinson, Chairman of Living Architecture, Michael Morris, co-director of Artangel and the architect David Kohn, as well as winners of Ideas for London, a competition run in association with the Evening Standard to discover Londoners’ most remarkable ideas for their capital. They will be discussing their involvement in the project and what A Room for London means to its city as a physical, creative and playful space.
Thursday 5 July, 6.30-8.30pm
The Hub Kings Cross
34B York Way