Victoria and Albert Museum

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From Suffragette teapots to protest robots, this exhibition was the first to examine the powerful role of objects in movements for social change. It demonstrated how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity that defy standard definitions of art and design.

About the Exhibition
About the Exhibition

Disobedient Objects focussed on the period from the late 1970s to the present, a time that has brought new technologies and political challenges. On display were arts of re…

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London Recruits
London Recruits

Immerse yourself in our experiential documentary on a group of young Londoners recruited to carry out secret missions in resistance to South African apartheid.

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How-To Guides
How-To Guides

Downloadable how-to guides for making your own version of some of the disobedient objects found in the exhibition.

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Disobedient Objects at the V&A Shop
Disobedient Objects at the V&A Shop

A range of products to accompany the exhibition including the Disobedient Objects exhibition catalogue.

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Blog: Disobedient Objects
Blog: Disobedient Objects

This blog will chart the process of mounting the exhibition with contributions from curators, conservators, technicians and some of the people who are lending their objects…

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Ceramic Intervention on the V&A Façade
Ceramic Intervention on the V&A Façade

The intervention on the steps and façade of the Museum was made in response to the exhibition Disobedient Objects.

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Teachers' Resource: Disobedient Objects
Teachers' Resource: Disobedient Objects

This resource has been designed for Key Stage 3–4: Art & Design, Citizenship, DT

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Syrian Graffiti
Syrian Graffiti

Syrian Artists Zaher Omareen and Ibrahim Fakhri discuss the background to their artwork featured as part of the exhibition Disobedient Objects.

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Supported by Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, a donor-advised fund of The London Community Foundation

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