Power Structures is an upcoming photographic exhibition curated by Francisco Ibáñez Hantke and Luke O'Donovan. The exhibition has been planned as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2020 programme, but with the COVID-19 pandemic putting those plans on hold, in the meanwhile we're hosting a series of online events inspired by the exhibition themes. You can get in touch via contact@lukeodonovan.co.uk

Upcoming - LFA Digital, Fri 5th June 2020

As part of the London Festival of Architecture digital programme, we will be presenting two online talks exploring the Power Structures exhibition themes, streamed live to Youtube in collaboration with architectural photography festival Zoomed In.
Informal Power Structures, 1430 BST - Live on Youtube (click here)
Photographers from around the world share their experiences of working between formal and informal urban settlements, and discuss the lessons we can learn from each approach as we start rewriting the rules for the new normal in cities. Featuring urbanNext editor Ibai Rigby and photographer Jana Sophia Nolle, with others TBA.

Image: #05 San Francisco 2017/2017, from the series Living Room ©Jana Sophia Nolle

Facing the Unknown, 1700 BST - Live on Youtube (click here)
The current pandemic has made apparent how the world is still not prepared for some crises. Leading professionals from across city-making disciplines will discuss in an online panel talk how we have faced the unknown, which lessons need to be learned, and how we can continue to create and innovate in a fast-changing world. Featuring director of Mend and Mayor of London's Infrastructure Advisory Panel Member Liane Hartley, urbanist and former 100 Resilient Cities associate director Helena Monteiro, LSE School of Public Policy Dean and former Chilean Finance Minister Prof Andrés Velasco, and chaired by director of Inner Circle Consulting, Emma Peters.

© Francisco Ibáñez Hantke

Previous - Zoomed In, Fri 24th April 2020

A day of online talks and events held in collaboration with architectural photography festival Zoomed In.
Panel Discussion - Longing for Public Space
A cross-disciplinary talk on the changing nature of public space, and how it is approached by artists, academics, architects and photographers. Chaired by writer and FT architecture and design critic Edwin Heathcote and featuring 2020 British Pavilion curators Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese (Unscene Architecture), Design Museum Chief Curator Justin McGuirk, and photographers Cristobal Palma and Will Scott.
Talk/Q&A - Around the World During a Pandemic [ARCHIVED]
Prolific Romanian architect turned architectural photographer Laurian Ghinițoiu presents a selection of his archive work in a live talk and question and answer session. *Keeping this one in the archives for now as it contains a lot of as yet unpublished work, but may be back some time in the future!

Image of Pardis City - Phase 11 © Laurian Ghinițoiu

Presentation - Beyond the Image
A quick-fire presentation of photographic work which crosses over into other fields of research, featuring several of the Power Structures artists, and followed by a brief discussion, chaired by photographer and curator Luke O'Donovan. Featuring work from Francisco Ibáñez Hantke, Lorenzo Zandri, Marcos Zegers, Noelle Mason and Tom Hegen.
Screening/In Conversation - Alfredo Brillembourg (Urban-Think Tank)
Screening of 'The Disappearance of Robin Hood' and the trailer of 'Torre David', followed by a discussion with Alfredo Brillembourg, cofounder of Urban Think Tank, an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to projects that focus on social architecture and informal development, and through teaching, exhibitions, film and publications. *Please note that the films have been removed from the video, but the conversation and links to the originals remain.