“Come dressed like a trifle and ready to party”

July 4th, 2008 by LG Blog UK

Not your typical Friday night invite is it? – Or is it?!

I heard on the breakfast news this morning that the London Festival of Architecture is hosting an ‘Architectural Jelly Banquet‘ tonight, where jelly creations submitted to the Architectural Jelly Design Competition will be on display (and the title suggests eaten but I’m not entirely sure on that point..) Having seen a couple I’m torn, the lovely St Paul’s replica by Greta Ilieva for example:

Jelly St Paul\'s Cathedral by Greta Ilieva

It almost seems a shame to eat it, but then it is made of jelly and jelly is made to be eaten… If it’s art does it stop being food or does it being food stop it being art? Or can it exist as both and be interacted with and treated as both..? I’m not sure, all I know is I’m now feeling a little like Carrie in SATC and also a bit hungry… But for something less complicated than jelly!

Over 100 designers and architects including big names like Sir Norman Foster, Wil Alsop and Lord Richard Rogers have submitted entries to the competition – I wonder what Zaha Hadid would have made?!

The competition will raise money for the London Festival of Architecture’s disaster and development charity, Article[25]. The banquet has been organised by the ‘JellyMongers’ Bompas and Parr.

\'Map of the Jelly Banquet\' by Jelly Mongers, Bompas and Parr

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