2007 will be taking place across the UK from the 15 - 24 June 2007, with events
spanning a wide range of contemporary arts and culture, coming together in celebration
of the built environment. This year's theme is How Green is our Space? focusing
on critical issues of climate change and sustainability, and the aim is to inspire
people to think creatively about the spaces around them.
Events including film screenings, talks, walks, tours, building-visits, exhibitions,
excavations, excursions, markets, pod-casts and children's activities will be
taking place across the country this summer. From an eco-house exhibition in
Cambridge to a tour of the underground tunnel networks in Birmingham, or a city
beach in Bristol to an artist's house in Kent, this year's Architecture Week
offers visitors exceptional opportunities to engage with the built environment
and their local cultural community. Many of the events will be free. There will
also be the chance for people to talk to an architect about design changes they
could make to their homes with the RIBA Architect in the House scheme.
Venues and cultural organisations around the country including the V&A,
the BFI, the Royal Festival Hall, FACT, Ikon Gallery, Modern Art Oxford, Tate
Britain, The Design Museum and English Heritage have scheduled innovative and
Celebrity supporters include Founding Patron Janet Street-Porter, Secretary
of State David Millaband and Wayne Hemingway and Frank Gehry and Sydney Pollack
will be travelling around the UK talking about the new feature film, Sketches
of Frank Gehry. Organised by a partnership of Arts Council England, the Royal
Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architecture Centre Network,
Architecture Week is the annual national celebration of contemporary architecture.