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Brixton Design Trail

Brixton Design Trail returned with a mission to establish design as part of the everyday by using streets and public spaces as a canvas for art and expression. Under a theme of Love is Power, Brixton presented an inspiring programme which revealed a vibrant community rich in creative talent, identity, culture and heritage.

Brixton Design Trail’s theme of Love is Power communicated the positive potency of love in promoting acceptance, celebrating difference and nurturing a strong community. Brixton Design Trail was on a mission to place art and design into everyday life, to uplift the environment in a series of lasting creative interventions which animated the town centre.

An inspiring programme of installations, exhibitions, workshops, talks and performances put a spotlight on their vibrant creative community. Headline installations and events were conceived to provoke dialogue and interaction, and several became permanent artworks to create long term positive change.

Established local destinations such as Pop Brixton, Brixton Village Market and The Black Cultural Archives hosted installations, as well as emerging venues including a collection of maker workspaces and new creative hub, The Department Store­­. This year they also transformed an unloved corner in the heart of Brixton into a showcase space for up and coming design talent.

Music, eating and drinking were a key part of Brixton’s programme; their food and drink partners had special discounts and offers during London Design Festival.

Brixton Design Trail

Brixton Design Trail returns for their second year as a District for the London Design Festival with the theme Love is Power, communicating the positive force of love in celebrating difference and promoting acceptance. Brixton will showcase an exciting line up of local designers from a range of backgrounds, highlighting that our community is made up of many cultures living alongside each other with respect for our differences and a shared love of our similarities – it is this mix that is the essence of Brixton.

Once again Brixton Design Trail will champion the democratisation of design by establishing it as part of the everyday and accessible to everyone, by using streets and public spaces as a canvas for expression. In a strong partnership with the Brixton Bid and supported by Lambeth, a number of installations will bring permanent improvement to neglected or difficult public spaces, putting creativity at the heart of the areas regeneration. In addition to a host of installations, experiences, design showcases, our talks and tours will focus on our design heritage from street art to built environment. As a free platform for the local creative community, Brixton Design Trail offers the opportunity to view emerging and established talent with a distinctive personality.

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