No other design object has impacted the world more than the car, says V&A show curator

An exhibition at London’s V&A museum looks at the car as “a designed object”, charting its 130 year-long impact on global culture from fashion and furniture to mass production and the built environment. From the first-ever production car, the 1888 Benz Patent Motorwagen 3, to the 2017 Pop.Up Next flying car designed by Airbus and […]

Gus Casely-Hayford appointed as first director of V&A East

British historian, curator and broadcaster Gus Casely-Hayford has been appointed the inaugural director of V&A East, the South Kensington museum’s east London outpost. Casely-Hayford will leave his post as director of the David Adjaye-designed Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, US, to begin his new role at V&A East early next year. “I […]

V&A adds physical and digital objects from Extinction Rebellion group to its collection

London’s V&A museum has acquired a series of objects from Extinction Rebellion, including flags, pamphlets and digital files, that show how the global activist group has used design to galvanise public opinion. The items were acquired by the museum’s Rapid Response Collecting programme, with several of the physical objects currently on display alongside the first […]

Paper Castles exhibition dangles architecture’s future over its past

Weird and wonderful designs by architects including Zaha Hadid Architects, Madelon Vriesendorp and Sarah Wigglesworth have been installed over the more traditional models of the V&A‘s architecture gallery, in an exhibition for the London Festival of Architecture. Paper Castles sees 15 architects and studios create architectural models that imagine the future while reflecting on the […]

“We all have a stake in the future of food” say curators of V&A’s Bigger than the Plate exhibition

London’s V&A shows what the future of food could look like in its latest exhibition Food: Bigger than the Plate, which takes visitors through a full food cycle from compost to plate. The show is structured into four parts – compost, farming, trading and eating – in a bid to give visitors a sense of […]

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