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The London Design Festival at the V&A 2014: Events

Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects

Sat 26 July 2014–Sun 01 February 2015

EXHIBITION: The V&A presents the first exhibition to explore the powerful role that objects play in grassroots movements for social change, demonstrating how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity.

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Constable: The Making of a Master
Constable: The Making of a Master

Sat 20 September 2014–Sun 11 January 2015

EXHIBITION: Presenting a fresh interpretation of Britain’s best-loved landscape painter, this major exhibition reveals how Constable combined a reverence for the old masters with a revolutionary approach to capturing light and atmosphere.

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Pop-up Performance.
Pop-up Performance.

Sat 05 April 2014–Sat 27 December 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Join the performance team for fun and interactive gallery plays and activities. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated (programmes for ages 2+ also available first Saturday of every month).

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A World to Win. Posters of Protest and Revolution
A World to Win. Posters of Protest and Revolution

Thu 01 May 2014–Sun 02 November 2014

DISPLAY: From the 'Votes for Women' campaigns of the early 20th century to the recent 'Occupy'
movements, political activists around the world have used posters to mobilise, educate and organise.

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Rapid Response Collecting
Rapid Response Collecting

Fri 04 July 2014–Thu 15 January 2015

DISPLAY: Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity. Objects are collected in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing. The display, which will constantly change, shows how design reflects and defines how we live together today.

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V&A Design Fund 2014
V&A Design Fund 2014

Mon 08 September 2014–Thu 06 November 2014

DISPLAY: The V&A’s contemporary collection represents transformations in design and society. The V&A Design Fund supports selected contemporary acquisitions which are exhibited each year during London Design Festival.

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Breathless Beauty - Broken Beauty
Breathless Beauty - Broken Beauty
Free entry

Sat 13 September 2014–Mon 27 October 2014

DISPLAY: Enjoy an immersive Sculptural 4k Video Art Installation by artist film maker Vanessa Jane Hall. Video canvasses capture the raw beauty of the country house, whether sparkling or faded.

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Crest
Crest
Free entry

Sat 13 September 2014–Fri 24 October 2014

DISPLAY: Crest, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, provides an engaging feature across the pool in the centre of the V&A’s John Madejski Garden. The form explores the relationships between fluid and Cartesian, solid and void, surface and structure.

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Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion
Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion
Free entry

Sat 13 September 2014–Fri 24 October 2014

DISPLAY: Fascinated by the themes of movement and the perception of space, multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have devised an immersive, kinetic sculpture in conjunction with BMW that distorts the viewer’s sense of perspective as they view the Raphael cartoons on display at the V&A, and the architecture of the room they are standing in.

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The Wish List
The Wish List
Free entry

Sat 13 September 2014–Fri 24 October 2014

DISPLAY: Sir Terence Conran and Benchmark Furniture teamed up with the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and invited 10 illustrious names in design and architecture to each nominate an emerging talent to collaborate on a very open brief: 'What have you always wanted in your home, but never been able to find?'

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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