The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora is calling out to all UK designers and artists of African descent to participate and exhibit their works as part of the London Design festival . A great initiative by the British European Design Group (BEDG) to promote the creative skills and commercial potential of ethnic minorities of African and African-Caribbean descent in the UK and their creative counterparts in Africa and the Caribbean.
Coinciding with the Mayor’s Thames Festival and the London Design Festival in September as well as the Black History Month in October, The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival 2011 is one of the must attend creative events in London this year.
From traditional craft to contemporary design, from sculptures to multimedia installations, from fashion shows to seminars and workshops, from Africa, the Caribbean and the UK, this year’s AACDD Festival celebrates African and Caribbean creativity throughout September and October 2011 at various locations across London.
The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora is a three year initiative founded by Karen-Beate Phillips co-funded by the Arts Council England/Lottery Fund and supported by the London Design Festival, the initiative will run alongside the London Design Festival until the Olympics in 2012.
(Photo courtesy of AACD)