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Squire and Partners will open the doors of their new Brixton office, The Department Store, to host a design series collaborating with the area’s finest creative talent. The dynamic line-up includes experiential installations, textiles, printmaking and papercraft as well as talks and a maker market.

From 16 – 24 September architects Squire and Partners will open the doors of their new Brixton office, The Department Store, to present UNDER/EXPOSED, a design series collaborating with the area’s finest creative talent .

The first seven days will host ‘Beneath the Surface Part Two’, a conceptual fashion installation by local designer Isabel Fletcher. A series of workshops will take place in our Making Room, including linocut prints by Brixton based illustrator Kaylene Alder, a Supper Cloth communal embroidery workshop by textile designers Bowles & Betts, leathercraft by Studio Candice Lau, a wire-bending workshop and talk with sculptural artist Carl Gabriel, a greeting card workshop with printed textile designer Samantha Warren and traditional Polish Pajaki making by Karolina Merska from Bobbin & Bow.

Throughout the week The Department Store will present a series of evening talks by Brixton based creatives including Dalton Maag font foundry, Brixton Design Trail and Lambeth Council who will debate how creativity can define and shape urban town centres. Squire and Partners will host ‘Craft & Collaboration at The Department Store’ consisting of a presentation, live displays and a guided tour documenting the building's imaginative restoration by the architect and interior design teams, alongside a selection of collaborators including Eley Kishimoto, Carl Hansen, Based Upon and Interior iD. The evening will culminate with drinks on the practice's Upstairs rooftop bar.

Over the closing weekend of London Design Festival, The Department Store will be taken over by Design Circus, a collaboration between Crafty Fox Market and local curio shop and gallery BRIXI . The space will be transformed into a circus themed extravaganza with performance,interactive installations, workshops and a maker market.

Bookings for all workshops and talks will be available on Eventbrite searching under 'Brixton Design Trail'.
More information on individual events within UNDER/EXPOSED can be found at www.brixtondesigntrail.com.

Squire and Partners

Squire and Partners is an architecture and design practice with experience spanning four decades, earning it an international reputation for architecture informed by the history and culture of where it is placed. Their award winning portfolio, for some of the world’s leading developers, includes masterplans, private and affordable residential, workspace, retail, education and public buildings. In addition the practice has a dedicated interior design department, which has created a number of bespoke product ranges.

Squire and Partners’ approach responds to the unique heritage and context of each site, considering established street patterns, scale and proportions, to create timeless architecture rooted in its location. Embracing traditional and emerging technologies in craft and construction, the practice is renowned for delivering a rigorously detailed product.

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