As part of London Design Festival, this year we created an installation as part of Brixton Design Trail’s theme- ‘Love is Power’
Our installation was a colourful pastiche of the local railway arches to reflect on the recent developments in the area.
Inspired by the traditional construction of arches the installation is made out of a single material and simply assembled with interlocking joints.
Visitors were invited to walk through a muted tunnel to pay tribute to the past and act as a reminder of the essential supporting role of the community. The brightness of the colours were drawn from the railway typology and reflect the vibrancy of the area.
As an allegory of the Railway arches, ‘Silent Arch’ becomes a symbol of love like the triumphal arches built to commemorate victory and power.
Whether it is love and support given by the local community or new developments in the public realm, the arch became a monument to reflect upon the future of Brixton.
The arch has now moved to its permanent home at the South Bank Engineering University Technical College