Camden launches ‘From The Lens to the Runway’ to showcase local Black creatives
Last night (18 October), Camden Council in partnership with Outernet London launched ‘From The Lens to The Runway’, a series of digital installations celebrating joy, freedom, and community as part of this year’s Black History Season.
Curated by Emmanuel Sugo, the outdoor multimedia installation taking place at Outernet explores Black British creativity through the lens of Camden and London based artists.
This free event is running until Sunday 22 October and is part of Camden’s fourth Black History Season, where Camden dedicates three months to celebrating the incredible and wonderful achievements and contributions of Black people across Camden and the UK.
‘From The Lens to The Runway’ will conclude with an artist takeover and fashion show curated by Emmanuel Sugo, Sahara Ashanti and Auda Sakho from Camden Black Creatives on 28 October at Labs House from 2pm to 10pm and includes a series of talks and live performances exploring the impact of black music in the borough and across the country.
From outdoor multimedia installations at Outernet London to fashion shows, exhibitions and panel talks at Labs House, The Runway’ immerses audiences in an experience that places Black voices at the centre and where residents can learn more about Black British creativity and art. This exhibition like the majority of our programme really showcases Camden’s rich talent and creativity. I’m excited to be part of this year’s Black History Season - our biggest and best programme yet, and I hope as many residents as possible will get involved in our fantastic season of celebrations.
‘From The Lens to The Runway’ will conclude with an artist takeover and a fashion show, art and photography exhibition, performers, panel talk and live photoshoot curated by Emmanuel Sugo, Sahara Ashanti and Auda Sakho from Camden Black Creatives on 28 October at Labs House from 2pm to 10pm.
Through the promotion of Black art and cultures, the Camden Black Creatives’ mission is to enrich and develop the community in Camden through diverse creativity, mentoring, education and sustainable commercial ventures powered by inclusive collaborations of artists, businesses and freelancers; providing opportunities and access to high end premium opportunities to showcase and sell their work.
For more information about ‘From The Lens to The Runway’ and other Black History Season events running until December, head to lovecamden.org/blackhistoryseason.
Outernet London is the new culture, arts and media district which features the most advanced immersive screen technology in the world. Outernet’s giant screens display immersive arts and culture programming creating unparalleled communal experiences for the public.