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30 Objects 30 Days (2022)

For this year’s edition of 30 Objects in 30 Days we asked 30 members of the LFA community to nominate one object that they feel best represents ‘act’ and ‘architecture’ – and share a short video explaining why.

From market stalls to the hammer, protest placards to festivals, the third edition of 30 Objects in 30 Days brings together a wonderful collection of individuals and objects as part of LFA 2022.

Day 1 - Ruth Duston: The Tube

Ruth kicked off the series with her selection of The Tube. Ruth is dedicated to helping to shape the future of London. As a leading BID specialist, she places partnership at the heart of her work, turning collective will into collective action.

Day 2 - Andrew Tan: A Drop of Water

For his selection Andrew has chosen a drop of water. Andrew Tan is a Landscape Architect and Teacher of the Built Environment at London Design & Engineering University Technical Collage.

Day 3 - Ibiye Camp: Market Stalls

For her selection Ibiye has chosen market stalls. Ibiye is a multidisciplinary artist. Ibiye responds to new technologies, trade and material by utilising architectural tools. She creates 3D models, sound and video, accompanied by augmented reality to highlight the biases and conflicts of technology.

Day 4 - Andrew Tam + Ewa Effiom: Architectural Drawings

For their selection Andrew and Ewa have chosen architectural drawings. Andrew Tam is an architect driven to make the profession more inclusive and socially engaged at all levels. Ewa Effiom is a London-based Belgo-Nigerian architect, writer and producer.

Day 5 - Barbara Penner: The Fireless Cooker

For Barbara's selection she has chosen the fireless cooker. Barbara Penner is Professor in Architectural Humanities at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Day 6 - Adapt: The Shoe

Richard and Josie of Adapt have chosen the shoe as their object. Adapt is a creative studio using design, humour and contemporary culture to test and develop creative solutions to climate adaptation.

Day 7 - Aisling Rusk: Walking

For her selection Aisling has chosen walking. Dr Aisling Rusk is Director of Belfast-based, design-led architecture practice Studio idir, tutor in QUB’s Streetspace MArch Studio and researcher of connections in and across spatial and social divides.

Day 8 - Jordan Whitewood-Neal: The Archive

For his selection Jordan has chosen the archive. Jordan Whitewood-Neal is an architectural researcher focusing on disability and pedagogy in architectural education.

Day 9 - Helen Fernandes: Britannia Village Hall

For her selection Helen has chosen the Britannia Village Hall. Helen Fernandes is CEO of West Silvertown Foundation, a resident led organisation creating community in the Royal Docks.

Day 10 - Studio Syn: Salt

For their selection Ursula Dimitriou and Dejan Mrdja of Studio Syn have chosen salt. Studio Syn are an interdisciplinary architecture and interior design practice based in Central London and Athens. Their projects are creatively bold, well thought-out and radiate joie de vivre.

Day 11 - Hana Nihill: Curtains

For her selection Hana has chosen the curtains. Hana is the Architecture Programme Coordinator at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Day 12 - Jeremy Myerson: The Home Office

For his selection Jeremy has chosen the home office. Jeremy Myerson is the co-founder and director of WORKTECH Academy, and Professor Emeritus, Royal College of Art.

Day 13 - Sanne Visser: The Door

For her selection Sanne has chosen the door. Sanne Visser is a leading material designer, researcher and maker, currently pursuing a phd research at the Centre for Circular Design and running her own practice Studio Sanne Visser. Her work is mainly recognised for her ongoing research with human hair waste.

Day 14 - Andre Kong: The Protest Placard

For his selection Andre has chosen the protest placard. Andre is the founder of Andre Kong Studio, an emerging architecture practice that explores how material tradition, context and technological innovation can be unexpectedly combined to develop fun, elegant, and future-proof solutions for sustainable and inclusive buildings, objects and experiences.

Day 15 - Jos Boys: Piss on Pity T-Shirt

For her selection Jos has chosen the Piss on Pity t-shirt, an important symbol of disability activism in the UK. Jos is Co-Director of The DisOrdinary Architecture Project, with disabled artist Zoe Partington. She is Director of the Learning Environments Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Centre (LEEDIC) at The Bartlett UCL, as well as having many years’ experience in community-based practice and research. This includes being a co-founder of Matrix feminist design collective in the 1980s, as well as more recently co-curating an exhibition and an online archive about Matrix and their work.

Day 16 - Adam Kaasa: Emotion

For his selection Adam has chosen emotion. Adam Kaasa is Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art and co-founder of the research collective Fiction Feeling Frame, and is working on a project about Queer Loss, and on a spatial history of dialogue.

Day 17 - Grace Simmonds: The Hammer

For her selection Grace has chosen the hammer. Grace Simmonds is Head of Learning and Engagement at NLA and a Creative at Woodland Tribe CIC.

Day 18 - Legacy Youth Voice: Women's Safety

For their selection Legacy Youth Voice have chosen women's safety. The Legacy Youth Voice is the flagship youth programme for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and provides a platform for young East Londoners from diverse backgrounds to give their views on all development happening on the Park, including the new neighbourhoods and East Bank.

Day 19 - Pamela Wackett: The Loud Speaker

For her selection Pamela has chosen the loud speaker. Pamela Wackett is a Director at Kohn Pedersen Fox, she is currently leading a number of projects in London and internationally.

Day 20 - David Taylor: The Brompton

For his selection David has chosen the Brompton. David Taylor is editor of NLA’s New London Quarterly magazine and New London Weekly, co-owner and editor of Velocity Magazine, and a strategic consultant for ING Media.

Day 21 - Vanessa Norwood: Festivals

For her selection Vanessa has chosen festivals. Vanessa is the Architecture Curator and Consultant, Creative Director at the Building Centre.

Day 22 - Graham Gibbon: The Lightbulb

For his selection Graham has chosen the lightbulb. BIO TBC

Day 23 - Carole Wright: The Basketball Court

For her selection Carole has chosen the basketball court. Carole Wright manages Peabody Blackfriars and Brookwood Triangle community gardens in Southwark, South London.

Day 24 - Dominic Wilson: The Pen

For his selection Dominic has chosen the pen. Dominic Wilson is a Project Architect at Hopkins Architects and is a key member of the practice’s Sustainability Group.

Day 25 - ReCyrcle: The Plastic Bottle

For her selection Sally has chosen the mural. Sally Lewis is an architect and urban designer, and founder of Stitch Architects and The London Neighbourhood Scholarship Trust.

Day 26 - Sally Lewis: The Mural

For her selection Sally has chosen the mural. Sally Lewis is an architect and urban designer, and founder of Stitch Architects and The London Neighbourhood Scholarship Trust.

Day 27 - DCA+: The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

For their selection, DCA+ have chosen the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. DCA+ is the LGBTQ+ advocacy group for David Chipperfield Architects, the international architecture practice with offices in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai.

Day 28 - Krishan Nathaniel: The Tadjah

For his selection Krishan has chosen the Tadjah. Krishan Nathaniel is a spatial practitioner, writer and Principal Urban Designer at the London Borough of Harrow.

29 - First Sukpaiboon: The Passport

For her selection First Sukpaiboon has chosen the passport. First is Head of Programme at New London Architecture and is architecturally trained and working in multidisciplinary practices prior to NLA.

30 - Muhammad Achour: Tracing Paper

For his selection Muhammad has chosen tracing paper. Muhammad, MSc BArch, is the founding director of Places of ARcture, A social enterprise that advocates for using art and architecture as tools to engage with the local communities, he based in Dublin, Ireland.

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