26 episodes

Building Sounds is the London Festival of Architecture’s free monthly podcast, for anyone with an interest in London’s built environment.
Each episode features conversations with individuals from across London’s built environment, who reveal the fascinating stories of our city’s buildings and projects, as well as the in-between spaces often forgotten about.
These conversations aim to entertain and educate our audience about the public realm in a more accessible and inclusive way, allowing us all to better know and understand our city.

Building Sounds London Festival of Architecture

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Building Sounds is the London Festival of Architecture’s free monthly podcast, for anyone with an interest in London’s built environment.
Each episode features conversations with individuals from across London’s built environment, who reveal the fascinating stories of our city’s buildings and projects, as well as the in-between spaces often forgotten about.
These conversations aim to entertain and educate our audience about the public realm in a more accessible and inclusive way, allowing us all to better know and understand our city.

    Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) – The Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre, with Joe Wheeler and Shalni Sood

    Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) – The Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre, with Joe Wheeler and Shalni Sood

    In this episode we explore the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) – The Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre, in the context of the chosen theme for 2023 edition of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA)- 'In Common'.

    We're joined by Joe Wheeler, Associate at EPR Architects and Shalni Sood, Director of Philanthropy at RSBC.

    To find out more about LFA, the 2023 theme -'In Common', or how to get involved in the festival, head to the LFA website and click on 2023 Festival in the menu.

     

    This episode was produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor. You can find a transcript of the conversation using the link below:

    Download the transcript

     

    Episode image: Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) – The Richard Desmond Life Without Limits Centre - Lounge ©Gareth Gardner

    • 38 min
    LFA2023 Theme, with Binki Taylor and Rosa Rogina

    LFA2023 Theme, with Binki Taylor and Rosa Rogina

    In this episode we explore the chosen theme for 2023 edition of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA): 'In Common'.

    We're joined by Rosa Rogina, Director of the LFA, and Binki Taylor, partner in participatory place-making organisation, The Brixton Project and one of our LFA2023 Curation Panel members.

    To find out more about the LFA2023 or how to get involved in the festival, head to the LFA website and click on 2023 Festival in the menu.

     

    This episode was produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor. You can find a transcript of the conversation using the link below:

    Download the transcript

     

    Episode image: Somers Town Acts, London Festival of Architecture 2022 © Luke O'Donovan

    • 23 min
    LFA2022: Royal Docks through the eyes of the next generation

    LFA2022: Royal Docks through the eyes of the next generation

    As part of LFA2022 we're sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the Royal Docks.

    For our final episode, we explore the Royal Docks through the eyes of the next generation, with four students from London Design & Engineering UTC: Mahia Akther, Tianna Osho, Kev Grieff and Jericho Cabalan.

    Produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor.

    • 31 min
    LFA2022: The Factory Project – The revival of a former sugar warehouse

    LFA2022: The Factory Project – The revival of a former sugar warehouse

    As part of LFA2022 we're sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the Royal Docks.

    For our fifth episode, we explore The Factory Project and Community Food Enterprise, with Nick Hartwright and Eric Samuel MBE.

    Nick is the founder of Projekt. Projekt is an affordable work and event space developer, who currently operates 14 sites across London for cultural and creative communities, with an aim to change the way in which developers and landowners approach commercial and residential spaces in the built environment throughout the UK and Europe. Eric is CEO Community Food Enterprise (CFE), a social enterprise food business which established in 2002 to alleviate food poverty.

    Produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor.

    • 31 min
    LFA2022: Tate & Lyle and the unexpected future of sugar in the Royal Docks

    LFA2022: Tate & Lyle and the unexpected future of sugar in the Royal Docks

    As part of LFA2022 we're sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the Royal Docks.

    For our fourth episode, we explore Tate & Lyle and the unexpected future of sugar in the Royal Docks, with Chris Abell, Alan Chandler and Armor Gutierrez Rivas.

    Chris is Head of Property and Local Affairs, Tate & Lyle Sugars. Alan is the Dean of Research at the University of East London, his 25 year’s experience in teaching architecture has a particular emphasis on live projects and public engagement which stems from his practice as a Specialist Conservation Architect involved in the nature of heritage and the role of materials in creating significance through use. Armor is an architect, researcher and maker, interested in how sustainable innovation can have a positive impact in our built environment. Armor is a Senior Lecture at the University of East London, where he teaches MArch studio Unit 8 and is an Associate of the Sustainability Research Institute where he works on developing innovative construction materials using agricultural by-products.

    Produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor.

    • 1 hr
    LFA2022: Kamal Chunchie Way and the act of renaming

    LFA2022: Kamal Chunchie Way and the act of renaming

    As part of LFA2022 we're sharing five new stories, exploring the key people and projects shaping the Royal Docks.

    For our third episode, we explore Kamal Chunchie Way and the act of renaming, with Sophie Hardcastle and Asif Shakoor.
    Sophie is Head of Engagement at Street Space. Street Space work with people to reimagine their streets & spaces to make them feel safer, bring joy & social connection. Asif is an independent scholar. He studied at University of East London. His grandfather, Mahomed Gama, enlisted in the Mercantile Marine and arrived at the Royal Victoria Dock in 1917. He has presented research at national conferences and local events.

    Produced and edited by Eliza Grosvenor.

    • 38 min

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