Koby Martin's Mural Work in Progress Koby Martin's Mural Work in Progress

Peckham Platform at London Design Festival 2023


Join painter Koby Martin and Peckham Platform's very own Levi Naidu-Mitchell for an in-conversation discussing co-commissioning with front-line and community groups for the public realm as a collaborative and creative process.


LEX2, 567 Old Kent Road, London SE1 5EW

Friday 22 September 2023


As part of the London Design Festival 2023, in this conversation taking place at LEX2 you can expect to gain insight into the collaborative creative process and the challenges and rewards of commissioning art directly with the people it impacts most. Peckham Platform’s co-created works are aimed to give young people a voice and bring colour to the streets.

Commissioned artist Koby Martin and Levi Naidu-Mitchell, Peckham Platform’s Learning and Community Engagement Manager, will share their perspectives and experiences of how public art can build collaborative leadership and self actualisation within communities.

Attendance is free but space is limited, so reserve your seats now here

The behind-the-scenes

Koby Martin has been co-commissioned by Peckham Platform and Southwark Youth Justice Service to deliver a series of workshops where young people from the SYJS took the lead in shaping artworks exploring their social, cultural and economic ambitions. The workshops provided the basis of site-specific artworks on Rye Lane which will be unveiled in autumn and spring.

This co-commission was made possible with generous funding and support from Arts Council England, the London Borough of Southwark and Art Fund.

About Southwark Design District and London Design Festival

Southwark Design District is a hyperlocal design destination showcasing one of the most vibrant and creative communities within London. The district sets out to formalise and create a new and fresh take on the London design scene around the meandering neighbourhoods of Old Kent Road, Camberwell, Peckham, Elephant and Castle and surrounding areas.

London Design Festival, partnering with Southwark Design District, is a festival that celebrates and promotes our city as the design capital of the world. This edition takes place 16–24 September 2023.

About Southwark Youth Justice Service (from London Borough of Southwark)

A free government run service for young offenders or individuals that are at risk of offending who are between the ages of 11–17 years old.

Head Image Credit: Digital rendering of New Beginnings 2 by Koby Martin, 2023. A work in progress based at Southwark Youth Justice Service.

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