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Author: Evan Smith
Banners, the first objects visitors will see in ‘Disobedient Objects’, are an integral part of many generations’ images of protest. In this post, Dr. Evan Smith explores the Gurnwick strike and discusses the banner featured in our forthcoming exhibition. Defend The Right To Strike: The Grunwick Strike & Banner On 23 August, 1976, a group of six South Asian workers went on...
Author: Steffi Duarte
Before the ‘Disobedient Objects’ team kicks off this week, we would like to share some behind the scenes photographs that will keep us smiling till Friday. This post is dedicated to the shipment from our lenders in America, whose disobedient objects are slowly arriving into the V&A, as we get ready for the exhibition’s instillation. To learn more about the origins of the...
Since 1982 the KRRS (Karnataka State Farmers’ Association) has produced signs in villages across Karnataka in India. The video featured in this post was created by Laura Valencia and Manu Thejaswi J with KRRS for ‘Disobedient Objects’, and one such sign will be featured in our forthcoming V&A exhibition. [video:http://vimeo.com/97218598 width:500 height:375] The farmers of...