A headline event for the London Festival of Architecture's Southwark & South Bank hub. The neighbourhoods south of the river are full of undiscovered spaces and architectural treasures. Organised by The Architecture Foundation, Shoot Experience and designer Jonathan Legge, in association with the Southbank Centre, the aim is to encourage people to discover the streets and places around them.
The Urban Street Hunt is a project of exploration, engaging the public with their local architecture. It will take place across the hub, from the River Thames down to Elephant and Castle, from Waterloo and the Southbank Centre to the Design Museum, and the places in between. Using the immediacy of digital photography and a treasure hunt format, teams of people will work together, get creative and take photographs, inspiring them to take a fresh look at the surroundings. Prizes are awarded for the most creative photographs and an exhibition follows the event, showcasing the best images.
Southwark & South Bank area is rich in a wide range of architectural anomalies that all too often go unnoticed in the daily rush. There is old and new, large and small, complementary and contentious, but mostly the overlooked. The genuine magic and intrigue of the area is to be unlocked by encouraging residents to observe where they live and work, and visitors to explore, allowing them to interpret the spaces they inhabit for themselves.