Drop-in Friday, 31 January 2020

Friday Late: In The Palm Of Your Hand

Question the ritual of handshaking, explore the future of prosthetic hand design, and help your fingers cope with smartphone withdrawal

  • Friday, 31 January 2020

  • Throughout the V&A, V&A South Kensington

  • Free event

Friday Late: In The Palm Of Your Hand photo

Whether to swipe, scroll or type, the way we use our hands is evolving. Yet the desire to keep restless fingers busy is nothing new. From using tools, to communication, comfort and care, our hands allow us to make connections and manipulate the world around us. This Friday Late, take part in a workshop to question the ritual of handshaking and explore the language of hands through dance. Use emoji gestures to decode the narrative of paintings and explore the future of prosthetic hand design. Help your fingers cope with smartphone withdrawal and use embroidery to consider the hand’s symbolic status.

Food and drink
Drinks are available in the Cromwell Road entrance throughout the evening and in The John Madejski Garden (weather permitting). Food and drinks will be served in the Café and Courtyard Café until 21.00.

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing disability@vam.ac.uk.

Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

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COVER IMAGE:
Zhong Lin
@zhonglin_