We recently documented the invention of the Brixton pound, and now, Brixton is taking on redeveloping its local flea market.

Brixton is commonly known as one of London’s more impoverished neighborhoods as well as one of its most creative. Filled with numerous squats, the creative inventiveness of this community continues to astound us. We recently documented the invention of the Brixton pound, an alternative community currency introduced to stimulate economic trade in the local area. Now, Brixton is taking on redeveloping its local flea market.

For those of you who aren’t Londoners, almost every neighborhood has a weekly local market that seems to codify the flavour of the locals. Previously, Brixton’s market had stood empty for some time. However, Space Makers Agency has now stepped in to save the market, and is working with local community authorities to re-develop the space by allowing artists and community organizations to have free rent of stalls for three months.

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