July 18, 2014

This exhibition is far from the final word on out-designing authority, and there are so many objects we wish we could have included from struggles past and present. There are many other important object-histories of disobedience still to be told.

The ideas and objects in the show were often also made communally, shared and adapted across movements. Putting a few of them in a public museum doesn’t stop their life continuing outside.

Below are just a few disobedient objects, shared on twitter by our team and people who follow the exhibition over the last week.  We encourage you to share your own disobedient objects via the tweets #DisobedientObjects

One #DisobedientObjects is the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) scarf above. Museum no. T.20-1946, Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
One #DisobedientObjects is the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) scarf above.
Museum no. T.20-1946, Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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July 18, 2014

I run our exhibition's blog and spend my days working closely with co-curators Catherine Flood and Gavin Grindon. My own research interests revolve around the role of objects in global...

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I am a second year textiles student, currently working on prep for my third year dissertation. I am in the process of mocking up an essay that outlines the chapters of what will be my final. My main focus is Craftivism, hence why I find the Disobedient objects exhibition so interesting; and have been to visit it numerous times!
I was wondering if yourself, or Steffi Duarte would mind answering a few questions via email I have, regarding the exhibition and other craftivism movements? Many thanks

Sorry, I meant yourself or Catherine Flood.
Many thanks

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