Windrush Squared

Reflecting on Brixton’s pioneering Windrush immigrants. Alvin Kofi presents Rooted, a series of installations located at the Town Hall and Black Cultural Archives examining what it took for this generation to belong: from the darkness of hostile isolation to the joy of sharing ideas, cross-cultural exchanges, and the optimism of building a new life. Flotilla casts a remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of Windrush in concrete – an abstracted paper boat planter becomes a symbol of endurance, new life and growth.
Rooted by Kofi Arts
Flotilla by The Edible Bus Stop & Zac Monro Architects

Sustainable Brixton

The global need for us all to be resourceful in how we live – and mindful of our impact – is reflected in Sustainable Brixton. A pavilion of reused construction materials will house beautifully crafted work – upcycled, re-purposed and given new life.
Reuse Lab by Remakery
The Eco Cube by Upcircle

Town Hall Textiles

Featuring textile designers and printmakers Cere, with their natural dyed screen prints. Dyes will be made from vegetable waste from Brixton’s restaurants, and printed in community workshops throughout the week. Stitch School will host a week of community embroidery in the Haberdashery Department of Morleys. Come and stitch Brixton famous landmarks and familiar patterns from the Windmill to the Bowie Flash.
The Brixton Supper Cloth by Stitch School
Botanical Brixton by Ceres

SOCIETY × SW9

Talks, workshops and events all week explore how technology, ecology, culture and protest can build a more positive future. SOCIETY × SW9 will be a joyful, challenging and mind-expanding experience. Create your own environmental protest; contribute to the discussion about how Brixton needs to evolve; share your history in the Story Shed. Enjoy street photography and political art – be immersed in our capacity to do creative good.
SOCIETY × SW9 by Edible Bus Stop & This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll

Kindred Spirits

Resilience begins at the place where we recognise our similarities rather than our differences. At the heart of one of Europe’s most diverse city Kindred Spirits reflects what it is to be a community of communities. AWMA will be floating reflective clusters of human silhouettes across Brixton.
Reflections by AWMA
People of the World by Stephen Crawford Architects

Jon Daniel

And we remember Jon Daniel, a much love member of the BDT team and major contributor to the visual language of Brixton. Jon championed the right to belong for a generation of creative people of colour. From his 4 Corners column in Design Week to the creation of the Afro Supa Hero brand. He brought to life work born from a different experience and perspective, doggedly creating a platforms for acceptance, respect and inclusion – and politely invited the British graphic design industry to open up and share the view.
Jon Daniel: Retrospective by 198 Contemporary Arts & Learning

Paste

Drawing inspiration from The Department Store’s history and revival by Squire & Partners, recent RCA graduate Christopher Riggio challenges the traditional decorative form of ceramics with a bespoke site specific installation, demonstrating the modular functionality of his latest work, Paste.
Paste x The Department Store

True Love

Nigerian-born artist Abe Odedina will exhibit the world premiere of his True Love series in his local neighbourhood of Brixton, hosted by Squire & Partners at The Department Store. The bold paintings, commissioned by Danny Boyle for the South African youth charity Dramatic Need, recount the testimonies from young South Africans and the highly traumatic life events they have endured.
True Love x The Department Store