When I was about 14 I bought a Soul II Soul tshirt on Brixton Market. I wore it big and baggy with leggings and fila trainers – I saved my £2.99 and bought it proudly on the way home from school one day. The shop was at the entrance to Granville Arcade, still there, a coffee place now.
My childhood memories of Brixton somehow still fit into what it is today – a regenerated area centered around a food market people travel far and wide to get to. It’s hard for revamped areas to achieve this and I guess for Brixton, it’s down to the people that live there – strong community which welcomes the new and doesn’t forget the old. Change is good.
Change is also the theme of the new http://www.ted.com/ event happening in July at the http://www.evelyngraceacademy.org/ – designed by Zaha Hadid. It’s organised by a super woman and dear friend; Stephanie Busari.
More about her: http://blog.tedactive.com/2013/02/26/meet-3-women-of-tedactive/
Follow news about the event @TEDxBrixton
I think I’m gonna re-print some of those tshirts, make a killing.
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