The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora is a three year initiative of 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.
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.
After its highly successful and widely acclaimed debut in 2010, where a total of more than 20,000 visitors saw the first set of nine exhibitions, AACDD – African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Programme celebrates black creativity throughout September and October 2011 at various locations across London.
AACDD 2011 events will be a celebration of creativity and innovation by
members of the African & African-Caribbean Diasporas living and
working in the UK, artists and artisans from Africa and the Caribbean as
well as work from British and international AACDD partner
Coinciding with the London Design Festival (September 10/11th) and the London Design Festival (September 17-25), the main focus of the African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival 2011 will be the series of individually curated exhibitions, installations and events at the Bargehouse Building opposite the Oxo Tower on the Southbank.
The AACDD - Bargehouse Festival will be launched officially on September 8th with an evening preview for the press. The exhibitions will be open to the public September 9th - 25th 2011, opening times to be confirmed.
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African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora
The African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora is the three year Programme 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.
Fore more details please visit our website www.aacdd.org