Michele Washington Shares A Glimpse of The African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival

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  • Cool Britania (A Modern Portrait Of Britain), 2009
    Styled by Haiden Medina
    Photo: Michael Mapp

  • Neon Digital drawing of African Map on view at the Hospital Club

London is one of the hottest and most creative cities, bristling with a multicultural community. Yet its Black artists and designers have remained largely untapped. That is until now. Just this past September, London was booming with design festivals showcasing innovative furniture, objects and fabulous fashions. Among them was the latest installment of the African and African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival, a hotbed of new ideas, inspiration and creativity. This year’s theme, “?Choices!,” attracted some 22,000 visitors (2,000 more than in 2010). The AACDD festival took place from September 9 to 25, coinciding with the London Design Festival and constituted AACDD’s second successful year.