Visitors and locals to St. Paul’s cathedral have a rare and unique opportunity this June to explore Lithuania’s secret forest – The Building Site. Designed by renowned landscape architect Sigita Simona Paplauskaite, it is an urban installation located outside the South Transept of St Paul’s Cathedral that leads to Millennium Bridge and the Tate Modern. This installation will be available to the public until 30th June when the London Festival of Architecture concludes.
During weekends, The Building Site, is home to a programme of cultural events and are free to attend. These include experimental performances, poetry readings and documentary film previews – all of which respond to the subjection of ‘City & Nature’. This also of course ties into Lithuania’s 100th anniversary celebrations taking place throughout the year.
Upcoming events (free to attend)
The Building Site: Spyns Fest //LFA – mini electronic music festival in the forest with DJ Tom Svtgl (22nd June)
The Building Site: The Happy Hypocrite – Tolstoyevsky //LFA – a series of short stories by Jonas Žakaitis and Monika Kalinauskait? from the 10th issue of The Happy Hypocrite – Tolstoyevsky journal, to examine how Tolstoyevsky‘s work relates to architecture (29th June)
The Building Site: You Pay, I Pay, We Pay, This Is Payment //LFA – a performance that shows the entwinements between our bodies and the shifting nature of the natural and urban landscape beneath our feet by Milda Lembertaite and Amelia Prazak (30th June)