Southwark's new Art Trail to raise concerns about racial justice
The local trail – made up of ten specially designed globes stretching from Peckham to Brixton is made to transform our understanding of the transatlantic slave trade and how we can take action to make racial justice a reality, together. The trail runs from Peckham up to Borough Market and over to the South Bank and Waterloo, onto Vauxhall and then down to Stockwell and Brixton, ending at Windrush Square.
This is part of a national art education project called The World Reimagined. 103 uniquely designed globes mark out trails tracking across seven UK cities. They explore the history, legacy and future of the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans, through the work of outstanding artists.
The globes will bring people, families and communities together to talk about how we understand our history, how our past shapes our future and how we can act for social change.
Southwark’s free art trail starts in Peckham and runs from 13 August to 31 October. Visitors can collect a physical map from Peckham Library and follow 10 globes along a path of learning and discovery that will take them to Brixton.
The World Reimagined looks at Africa before the slave trade. Then the slave trade. It moves on to abolition, agency and emancipation. It touches on the Windrush Generation and how slavery still lives with us now. It also celebrates the many great Black leaders in fields from business to activism, and sport to the arts.
The other globes respond to each of the nine themes of the project’s Journey of Discovery.
Information used from the Southwark Council website.