The installations, including a stall of interactive games and a cocktail-making machine, were the result of a competition set by university architecture lecturers Pedro Gil and Christo Meyer, who are also founders of London-based Studio Gil.
Called Live Projects, the students were required to research Carnaval del Pueblo (organisers of Latin American Carnivals and festivals) and the Latin American community in Elephant and Castle, south-east London, in order to design an installation to be situated in the weekly East Street Market, one of London's oldest markets.
“We actively try and create as many projects as possible which bring academia and architecture practice together,” said Pedro. “It’s really important to give students the opportunity to work on real-world projects, with real stakeholders and clients. This gives them a head start in the world of work.”