The Festival of Outer London

The Architecture Foundation invited The Brick Box to be part of Doughnut: the first ever Outer London Festival. We explored the creation and destruction of urban life with Hi-Vis and high jinx in the courtyard of the Greenwich Naval College. People built high streets, constructed marble runs and toppled towers with the formidable Brick Box Ladies!

This one day event, on Saturday 5th September, brought together writers, historians, architects and economists to discuss the development of London’s peripheral boroughs. Doughnut was the first event of its kind: an adventurous celebration of all things Outer London and a critical reflection on the rapid transformation that the city’s periphery is currently experiencing.

The line-up included a conversation between Will Self, the Patron of the festival, and award winning writer Hanif Kureishi. Outside, businesses and artists from London’s periphery were manning food stalls, staging music performances and other family-friendly activities. Click here for more information.