She started her journey in Brixton Village Market as one of the first wave of creative business owners, putting her at the heart of the community. She was the force behind the ‘We Love Brixton’ campaign back in 2011 responding to the heavy atmosphere that cloaked the streets after the riots. With this newly exposed creative talent becoming part of LDF was a vibrant next step full of opportunity & potential.
Now in it’s 4th year Binki continues to lead the small but dedicated team of creative’s, committee members & volunteers. You’ll find her either in the Brixton Pound of which she is co-chair or in more meetings that we can count. Her hope for the future of BDT is that it continues to get recognised for it’s creativity and positive impact.
The Creative Director at This Ain’t Rock ‘n’ Roll shares his outside the box ambition with BDT. Inspired by the current movement of protest design, which shares tools with causes that have a genuine impact, an ethos close to his work. One of his biggest projects in Brixton to date was the creation of the Brixton Pound local currency.
A domino of serendipitous calls to action built the original team who created the first BDT installations including the ‘Pavement Rug’, with collaborators Eley Kishimoto, outside the underground. Phil believes in the organic informal design that thrives here on Brixton’s streets. He helps to combat the challenges of hosting a 3-D public event, creating the multi sensory strengths of our unique offering. Ever the practical man he carries a host of much-loved tools and solutions to help BDT continue to grow.
She is from South London, so 2 years ago when she found out the plan for Squire & Partners to move to Brixton she was keen to engage with the creative community here. Joining BDT during 2015 before it was a design route and helping it continue on a shoestring budget.
With a mixed background in art, anthropology and communication, Margherita has worked for organisations such as Yahoo, the National Trust, Eu-PA and ARUP, designing environments and inventing narratives that engage, inspire, and surprise people. She has also been involved with the Brixton communities, researching the practice of placemaking in London neighbourhoods and delivering ideas and stories that activate social cohesion through participatory experiences and perceptive installations.
She call’s herself the ‘original Londoner’, with a proud British and Jamaican heritage. With lots of ties to the Brixton community, we can’t wait to see what she thinks’ up for this years festival.
In 2017, Gillian ran the incredibly successful Love Power event for Brixton Design Trail, which helped provide a platform for young people to participate in a fashion and music showcase. This year, she will focus on building awareness and engagement with Brixton Design Trail among a wider youth audience.
With a distinguished career and a mentor to those just starting out she is a vital part of the on the ground team. A familiar face to touch base on everything Brixton related and is greeted warmly by lots of the ‘shop around the corner’ businesses we all cherish.
Kat was a long term resident in Brixton, even though she now lives elsewhere but her heart is still here and wants to see Brixton thrive.
A local Tulse Hill girl who is the bright spark behind Binki our curator when it comes to all things organisational whilst also a trained designer with a fashionable flair. With strong views for the community and lots of dreams for the future find her enjoying all the best local haunts of Brixton.
A vital lady behind the computer with a real stake in how the community grows and it’s future.
He is capturing our vibrant artists, installations and general thrum of activity.