London Design Festival 2022: The World Reimagined

An image of the globe in front of Bargehouse.

The World Reimagined is a ground-breaking, vibrant UK art education project to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us so that we can make racial justice a reality, together.

Supported by Official Presenting Partner SKY, the project sees a trail of large Globe sculptures across seven cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool City Region, London, and Swansea. Until 31 October 2022, the globes will be displayed across these cities, inspiring and galvanising communities to better understand what it means to be Black and British.

Bringing to life the reality and impact of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans by remembering the past, whilst still moving forward - celebrating the spirit and culture that has endured so much suffering:

The globe displayed in front of Bargehouse and gallery@oxo at Oxo Tower Wharf is titled 'Fury and Fire', created as a collaboration between Saint Lucian artists Fiona Compton and Hailey Gonzales.

Artist’s Statement:

A journey of resistance, we tell the story of the revolution in Saint Lucia. Hundreds of enslaved men, women and children unified in defence of their freedom, fighting against the system of British slavery. So strong was this unified resistance, that many freedom fighters joined their comrades on neighbouring islands in solidarity; several islands in the 1790s were ablaze with the fire and fury of freedom. 

Fiona Compton and Hailey Gonzales
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