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How to Destroy a Laptop

Dr Richard Tynan from Privacy International and Mustafa Al-Bassam explain what they learned from looking at the Guardian’s destroyed laptop and hard drives, which held data leaked by Edward Snowden. The Guardian’s David Blishen, who was responsible for their destruction under the supervision of GCHQ, discussed the event with Corinna Gardner, curator of the Ways to be Secret display. This event took place as part of the Digital Public Space Friday Late, 29 May 2015.


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Ways to be Secret

Cultural critic Evgeny Morozov and commissioned artist James Bridle discuss our paradoxical digital age: where anxiety over privacy and mass surveillance meets our compulsion to share our lives online. Moderated by curator Corinna Gardner. This event took place on 8 May 2015.

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Election Night Special

The V&A saw in election night, 7th May 2015, with All of This Belongs to You exhibition curators and a host of guests exploring the intersection of design and politics. Speaking to the exhibition curators Kieran Long, Rory Hyde and Corinna Gardner, were artist Bob & Roberta Smith, architect Liza Fior of muf art/architecture, Dan Hill, chief design officer of Future Cities Catapult, Jamie Bartlett of the thinktank Demos’ Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, the British Council’s director of architecture, design and fashion Vicky Richardson, and founding director of FAT, architect, writer and critic Sam Jacob.
Spatial practitioners COOKING SECTIONS installation re-enacted the infamous cold war ‘kitchen debate’ between Kruschev and Nixon, in a nod to the preceding months’ discussions of the kitchen’s role in politics.

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Uncivil Humour: Ian Martin and Alison Jackson

A week before the UK General Election we invited comedy writer Ian Martin and artist Alison Jackson to discuss politics, satire and the cult of personality. In the context of All of This Belongs to You we asked do our politicians really belong to us?

Moderated by Corinna Gardner, curator of contemporary product design



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Public Voice: Femke Herregraven and Anab Jain

As part of our weekly speakers series for the exhibition All of This Belongs to You, designers Femke Herregraven and Anab Jain of Superflux explore the world of public information design today and into the future.

Superflux’s Drone Aviary is currently on show in gallery 74a, as part of the Civic Objects display, and Femke has created the online work Liquid Citizenship, a site which allows you to explore the current opportunities for purchasing national citizenships, passports or visas.

Moderated by Curator of Architecture and Urbanism Rory Hyde.

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