LFA 2022

London Festival of Architecture 2022

12 June 2022
Cost: Free
Location: Museum of the Home (Hoxton)

Cross Pollinator Project:
Portfolio Review

The portfolio review workshop is an act of collaboration between architecture, art, photography, and graphic design. These one-to-one in person sessions are intended for students who are interested in architecture and those within various professions developing personal projects. This can be suitable for architects and non architects that want quick professional feedback on organizing their pieces, their content, presentation formats, ideas to improve, or simply asking questions about their work. Perhaps there are personal projects you are working on—book designs, art installations, photography works, etc. This can be your chance to present it to the reviewers within the various industries.

We recommend a sample of 10 pieces to bring to the workshop for review.
*Priority will be given to students


These are 20 minute one-to-one in person review sessions. Each participant will have the opportunity to receive 2 reviews from different professions.


This is aimed at students or anyone applying to universities with an interest in architecture or associated architectural studies who would like feedback on organizing their work. We are also opening this to various professions or non architects who would like feedback from creative professionals on small projects. Priority will be given to students.

Students studying at undergraduate level and below, entering last year of school, Foundation course, 6th Form, A Levels

Open to:
non architects, various professions

(*This is not a guarantee for acceptance into any university, rather general feedback on building a portfolio)


Registration is essential as there are a limited amount of spaces available. Click on the button below and answer a few questions about which 2 professions you are interested in meeting (architecture, art, photography, or graphic design) and if you are a student or non architect. Before the event you will revieve a confirmation email from workshops@artificialkreativity.com with more information.

We cannot guarantee each participant receiving their choice of profession however we will do our best to match everyone’s needs. This will help distribute the reviewers and participants proportionately. As we may not be able to accept everyone will keep you on a waiting list for the next immediate opening.


Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8EA

(The main entrance/exit is opposite Hoxton Station, on Geffrye Street where there is stepped and ramped access.)

Museum of the Home is following government guidance for COVID and encourages face coverings. There is hand sanitiser available once you enter and throughout the museum. We thoroughly clean once a day and staff regularly wipe down high touch points such as door handles. Please do not visit if you feel unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms.


Rafael Portillo (Architecture)
Director of Artificial Kreativity.
Rafael founded his practice in 2020 as a design-led studio merging architecture, art, and technology to create unique designs that aim to advance society. With Artificial Kreativity, he is aiming to support the architecture community with a pilot project—The Cross Pollinator Project—to expose students to the profession and to offer them a cross disciplinary critique of their work. This developed over the past 10 years from his experience reviewing portfolios and interviewing candidates for Cornell University’s Architecture program in New York. Prior to launching his studio, he worked with Zaha Hadid Architects, Eric Owen Moss, Behnisch, Behnisch + Partner, and Pace in Kuwait. Key projects include: Pierre Vives, Chartres Parc des Expositions, Diyar Town Center, and Symbiotic Villa. Originally from Los Angeles, his interests stem from creativity, music, art, fashion, and architecture with a focus on digital design.

Maria Loreto Flores (Architecture)
Associate director at Zaha Hadid Architects.
Chilean-born architect, Maria Loreto, manages multi-disciplinary teams that specialize in complex geometries and construction for projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. She focuses on large scale projects comprising masterplans, towers, expos, and convention centres. Built work includes the luxury Morpheus Hotel in Macau, China; Pierres Vives, France; and d’Leedon Residential Complex, Singapore. She advocates women in architecture and previously taught workshops and design studios at the Universidad de Chile. She has been a visiting critic in architecture schools in both Chile and the UK including the Architectural Association and Bartlett at UCL.

Graham Modlen (Architecture)
Design director at Atelier SET.
Graham has over 30 years experience working with acclaimed offices as a project architect and designer. This includes director of Zaha Hadid Architects where he was involved in her early career from the 90’s and an associate at Austin-Smith: Lord. Key projects include the Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Qasr Al Hosn in Abu Dhabi. As an architect and artist with his own practice Graham continues to explore design through a sketching process. Currently he co-lectures with Nicholas Boyarsky at the University of Greenwich on professional practice in architecture.

Hannah Barry (Art)
Director of Hannah Barry Gallery and founder of Bold Tendencies.
Hannah studied History of Art at the University of Cambridge and started her work in Peckham in 2006. She founded Bold Tendencies as a non-profit project in 2007. She is on the Board of Artangel and on the Serpentine Contemporary Council. She sat on the Mayor of London’s Night Time Commission (2017-18) and was Founding Co-Chair of the Chinati Contemporary Council in Marfa, Texas (2013). Bold Tendencies supports artists to develop their ideas and to realise site-specific projects and present live performances from its rooftop home, Peckham’s Multi-Storey Car Park. Hannah Barry Gallery realises solo exhibitions and group shows that are committed to the progress of artists and their ideas. This includes contributions to emerging discourse in contemporary art.

Luke Hayes (Photography)
Owner of Luke Hayes Photography.
With over 17 years of experience as a professional architecture and design photographer, Luke has captured iconic buildings from an international client base including Zaha Hadid Architects and Heatherwick Studio. His repertoire of work includes film, portrait photography, and artistic works. Publications include Architecture Journal, Architecture Review, Icon, Domus, The Observer, Frame, Harpers Bazaar, and New Scientist.

Kate O'Neill (Photography / Visual Arts)
Director and founder of the Visual Loop.
With a background in photography and marketing Kate founded a creative consultancy to support artists. She runs various creative workshops which include self-representation, evaluation for visual artists, communication and the artist, and portfolio reviews. Prior to launching the Visual Loop, Kate was the marketing manager at Metro Imaging, a highly acclaimed print studio for professional photographers. She is the co-founder of The Old Girls Club—supporting women within the photography industry to connect, exhibit, promote and support each other. Kate’s work can be seen in the group exhibition ‘Serenity’ at the Old Bank Vault.

Pauline Kerleroux (Graphic Design / Illustration)
Creative director at TBWA\Media Arts Lab London
Originally trained as a graphic designer while studying in Paris and Prague, Pauline moved to London to take on the lead creative role at the advertising agency dedicated to its exclusive client, Apple. As an independent illustrator Pauline has collaborated with many authors including Thomas Gerbeaux for the award-winning French trilogy 'Les Incroyables Histoires de l'Île aux Moutons’—a set of children’s novels which is being adapted into a movie. She regularly gives workshops and lectures around the themes of book-making, illustration and storytelling.

Contact Information

For any questions concerning this portfolio review event please feel free to contact Artificial Kreativity with the link below. Please do not contact London Festival of Architecture directly as they are running the festival and not organizing this event.

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We are making this event accessible to everyone and not charging admission. If you would like to contribute to offset the costs, please click on the button below.