Exploring identity for the London Festival of Architecture
TateHindle has programmed ‘Re: identity – relocate, reinvent, reconnect’ as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Exploring this year’s theme of Identity with a breakfast talk on the journey of three organisations as they relocate offices.
Falcon Group, a specialist finance company, has recently relocated from The Gherkin to 60 Lombard Street, in a building that previously served as the headquarters for the TSB bank. Located in the City of London’s historic financial district adjacent to the Bank of England and Royal Exchange, the street is renowned for its connections with banking and insurance industries since the medieval age.
The Institute of Physics will connect to the burgeoning community of the Knowledge Quarter when it moves from its current base in Portland Place to new headquarters in King’s Cross later this year. For the first time in its history the institute will have a public building. The move to more welcoming and open premises expresses an aspiration to give a home to its members, reach beyond their traditional networks and encourage the general public’s interest in physics.
Having outgrown their historical Marylebone residence, the Royal Philatelic Society London is about to embark on a move to the City. The relocation presents the society with a timely opportunity to rejuvenate its membership and reconnect with its core aims and beliefs.
Director Sarah Brown considers the challenges and process of designing a new home for an organisation as it relocates. As well as drawing on both the historical and new connections of the locations they are moving to, the process also provides an opportunity to galvanise identity, purpose and aspirations.
Hosted by Milliken, the breakfast talk takes place on Thursday 28 June – further details and reserve a place here.