“If facts are an indication of success, then the launch of the African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora in September 2010 is telling the incredible story of the totally unprecedented and unexpected achievement in gaining the spontaneous, enthusiastic and sometimes even unsolicited support and collaboration from individuals, official and private organisations, institutions and enterprises in this project.”
- Karin-Beate Phillips
The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora
Started in 2010 by the London-based British European Design Group in partnership with London Design Festival, the African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora Inititative has created its own legacy by highlighting the talents of new and emerging artists, designers and architects of African and African-Caribbean descent.
Press Releases & Publications
Black History Month
Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Since 1976, it is celebrated annually in the UK in October.
Our 2011 Festival revisited
Again over 20.000 people visited the AACDD exhibitions in various Boroughs across London from the Bargehouse to 100%design during the 2011 festival.
Our 2010 Festival revisited
Over 20.000 people visited the African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora exhibitions in various Boroughs across London during the 2010 festival.
Tell us about an event
The AACDD website is a platform for African and Caribbean art, design and film events around the world. If you know of any festivals or exhibitions, let us know.