2MZ installation at the Black Cultural Archives

As part of the Brixton Design Trail, which continues until September 25 within the London Design Festival, local design studio 2MZ has partnered with the Black Cultural Archives to create an installation inspired by the words of the heritage centre’s co-founder, Len Garrison.

Its courtyard plays host to We Stand As Living Monuments – a series of sculptural pieces that incorporate mirrors and a bold, graphic language of blocks and plinths in a reference to Garrison’s poem, Where Are Our Monuments?

“Monuments are often associated with a sombre atmosphere,” says 2MZ Director, Lloyd Touwen. “We wanted to design a vibrant, joyful space which invites visitors to discover the heroes chosen by Black Cultural Archives, whilst reflecting on their own place in the world.”

Last year’s Pleasure Garden was the first LDF collaboration between 2MZ and the Black Cultural Archives for the London Design Festival. See 2mz.co.uk and bcaheritage.org.uk.