LFA and LDF organisers discuss possible collaboration to coincide with London 2012

The London Festival of Architecture and the London Design Festival have discussed possible collaborations in 2012 – the year the Olympic Games come to London.

The LFA (event pictured) is a biennial celebration of architecture in the capital. The 2010 event is currently taking place and will conclude on 4 July.

Peter Murray, director of the LFA, says, ’We are looking at ways we might collaborate in 2012.’ He adds, ’We are looking at things like installations that could be unveiled at the LFA and adapted for the Olympics and then the LDF.’

Murray says there are no plans to change the timing of either the LFA or the LDF (Paul Cocksedge installation for 2010 pictured below right). The LFA traditionally takes place in June/July, with the LDF held in September. The 2012 Olympics would sit in-between the two, taking place from 27 July to 12 August.

Murray adds, ’The proposition is that we think it’s a good idea to share information. We also have to ensure that public funding is effectively used. It’s not quite a coalition, but it is a collaboration.’

A spokeswoman for the LDF said discussions between the two festivals had taken place.

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