THE VALUE OF OUR VOICES
The Cowrie represents sacrifice paid. In days of old, the cowrie shell was used across Africa (and beyond) as a form of currency and trade.
As we have seen the growing debate about the value of Black lives and the often ignored contributions of our people, we hope to continue and facilitate this dialogue. We aim to further the understanding and to educate ourselves and others about the economic influences and contributions of the Diaspora.
The resulting form is an expression that draws formal inspirations from both the conch and the cowrie shells. The space within this folly will host educational exhibitions, a curated market and bazaar, and small group discussions.