Peckham Peace Wall

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Garudio Studiage's 'Peckham Peace Wall ' is a permanent public art work on Peckham Square, celebrating the wall of Post-it notes of love and respect that grew on Rye Lane following the 2011 riots. Commissioned by Peckham Space with funding from Southwark Council's Greener Cleaner Safer fund, the wall comprises 4000 original messages, each of which has been digitally hand-traced. The wall also includes blank 'notes' on to which new comments can be made.

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Historically, an area of neglect, with massive housing projects and impoverished and diverse communities, Peckham has established itself as a modern and trendy area of London, where the hipsters are actually choosing to come to! From the outdoor cinema to the Campari bar on top of a multi story car park, Peckham is becoming one of London’s trendiest spots.

But the most impressive thing about Peckham was that during the 2011 London riots, where Peckham was one of the worst affected areas, the local residents starting adding colourful post-it notes to boarded up shops that had been looted with messages about what Peckham meant to them. The “Peckham Peace Wall” was created from these messages and now exists as a permanent installation in the heart of the community - it's an extremely moving embodiment of London's resilience.  Well worth a visit!