Globe-al perspective of the transatlantic slave trade – South London News

By Davina Hyde

A borough has installed four globes marking a sculpture trail to explain the transatlantic slave trade as part of a art education project called The World Reimagined.

Southwark’s free art trail starts in Peckham and runs from until October 31.

Visitors can collect a map from Peckham Library and follow 10 globes along a path of learning and discovery that will take them to Brixton.

Artist Birungi Kawooya produced the first globe in Peckham Square. Birungi was inspired through community workshops with members from Elim Houseand Peckham Platform.

She said: “The globe was inspired by the participants tireless work, love and care that they pour in the community, so I decided to create a site of rest and restoration for them with a globe featuring tropical plant life that is reminiscent of their countries of origin. “One of the participants brought a baby banana tree and I love banana trees, it was a match made in Peckham.”

Councillor Alice Macdonald, cabinet member for equalities, neighbourhoods and leisure, said: “We understand the importance of coming together, sharing experiences and reinterpreting our history.

“As we work toward the social change that is needed to create a more equitable and fairer future for everyone.”

Pictured Top. Birungi Kawooya  and Cllr Natasha Ennin. Picture Southwark Council

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