London hosts thought-provoking sculpture trails for The World Reimagined
A series of globes on four trails across the capital aim to educate about the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.
This autumn, a new sculpture trail has popped up in several districts of London. Entitled ‘The World ReImagined’, a series of individually designed globes aim to educate and provoke conversation about the history and legacy of transatlantic trade of enslaved Africans.
As well as in other cities across the UK, four trails have been laid in the capital, in the City of London; Camden to Westminster; Southwark to Lambeth; and Hackney to Newham. In total nationwide, 103 globes have been each decorated by an artist, speaking to one of nine themes of the journey of discovery, including Mother Africa; the Reality of being Enslaved; Stolen Legacy – the Rebirth of a Nation; Abolition and Emancipation; a Complex Triangle; Echoes in the Present; Still We Rise; Expanding Soul; and Reimagine the Future. Each globe is perched on a stand with a QR code so visitors can scan to find out more.
- The Camden-Westminster trail starts by Mornington Crescent station and ends at Cardinal Place.
- The City of London trail starts by the Royal Exchange and ends at Aldgate Square.
- The Southwark-Lambeth trail starts by Peckham Library and ends at Windrush Square in Brixton.
- The Hackney-Newham trail starts at Dalston Curve Garden and ends at Stratford International.
Meanwhile, there will be a series of related events across the capital, including history tours, art and poetry exhibitions, evening courses, talks and more, for the duration of the exhibition.
- The World ReImagined trails are on now until late October 2022. For more information, visit the World ReImagined website.
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