In the Islamic community, the mosque plays the role of a hub and the minaret is an architectural device that facilitates a person at the top calling the local community for individual reflection and congregational gatherings for good.
Inspired by this idea, the Hubb, which is on display at the Brixton Design Trail in Windrush Square until 24 September, is a reflective structure that takes the traditional concept of a minaret and flips it, replacing the vocal call to a visual call to bring a community together.
The ground is activated with an opening, inviting people inside the minaret to reflect in solitude and share the power of love and understanding. The internal experience of the structure is enhanced by spatial geometry, scriptural engravings and audio composed by Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens. After the nine-day festival, the Hubb installation will be touring several mosques in the UK.