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Anchor & Magnet was an artists project based in Brixton and started by artist/curator Barby Asante, artist/academic Katy Beinart and artist/creative producer Kate Theophilus in 2012. This website contains an archive of our work.

Our name reflects a shared interest in place, identity, migration and belonging.

Brixton is a place with a long-established and still evolving tradition of attracting migrant and peripheral communities: it is a magnet. It is also a place where incoming communities and individuals have established an often powerful sense of rootedness in relation to their locality, and have evolved identities informed by their new home: it has been an anchor.

Our work is social and collaborative. We create spaces for dialogue, reflection and exchange.


stockwell good neighbours
bureau of silly ideas
ACE lottery__black
brixton market federation
brixton bugle
the academy of urbanism
the brixton society
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