Design trail to improve Brixton’s neglected areas

Brixton Design Trail Flash Crossings

Permanent improvements for neglected parts of our town and more road art are expected to feature as Brixton Design Trail returns for its second year as a designated London Design Festival District with the theme “Love is Power”.

The festival, which runs from 16 to 24 September, promises an exciting line-up of creative events by local designers.

BDT’s Binki Taylor said: “Brixton will establish design as part of the everyday by using streets and public spaces as a canvas for art and expression.

“In a strong partnership with the Brixton BID and supported by Lambeth council, 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 and murals to loved landmarks and unusual spaces.”

Brixton Design Trail logoThe headline projects that make up Brixton’s contribution to the London Design Festival and will feature in its brochure have been selected.

Expect to see more from Eley Kishimoto and Dolman Bowles who created the Flash Crossing outside the Dogstar (above).

Edible Bus Stop will turn their attention to “taking the weight of your feet” in public spaces. The Revival trail will lead people through the cultural heritage of Brixton and includes the craft of Carnival with Sunshine International Arts.

Artist Joe Gibbs, who graced the trail with tiny mirrors, is back with a large-scale installation that asks viewers to reflect on who we are or who we think we are.

Artist Sam Furness and designer Toni Hollis are joining forces to create a work for the aisles of Brixton Village and Market Row.

Architects Squire and Partners will open the doors of their new refurbished premises The Department Store to host a design series UNDER/EXPOSED which will include experimental installations, fashion, textiles, printmaking and papercraft.

Crafty Fox Market and BRIXI form part of “Design Circus” and Rocketship Digital will be giving the High Street windows a make-over.

More events and participants will be confirmed over the summer.

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