V&A Dundee

Plastic: Remaking Our World

Opening Saturday 29 October 2022
  • Dates

    Opening Saturday 29 October 2022

  • Exhibition Gallery

  • Tickets available soon

    Tickets will go on sale in September 2022

Coming up in 2022 - think afresh about the promise and challenges of this extraordinary material

Chart the changing fortunes of a material with a history of more than 170 years.

The exhibition will ask the question ‘How did we get here?’, beginning with the innovation of a material that now has global dominance. It will present the story of plastic from invention to ubiquity, from the history of what was once considered a magical material to the challenge of plastic pollution today as one of the world’s most urgent issues.

Plastic: Remaking Our World will feature prototypes, new technologies, and cutting-edge materials as designers grapple with a material that has changed our world.

The exhibition will feature product design, graphics, architecture and fashion from the collections of the V&A and Vitra Design Museum, as well as collections all over the world. This is the first exhibition co-produced by V&A Dundee, the Vitra Design Museum and MAAT, with consultant curators from V&A South Kensington.

Tickets will be available in September.

Image credit - Photography by Peter Stackpole, LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images