Special event Friday, 7 February 2020

Roads to Freedom: Power, Pimping and Pride

Join artists, broadcasters, and historians to explore alternative accounts of conflict, provocation, safety, independence, self-esteem and designed identities.

  • Friday, 7 February 2020

  • Sackler Centre Reception, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £5.00 - £7.00

    Booking is essential.

Roads to Freedom: Power, Pimping and Pride  photo

Discover the Green Book for ‘Negro’ motorists in segregated USA; hear how South Asian migrant women gained their independence in the Black Country; examine Ndebele abstractionism on the BMW Art Car; learn why baths and cars were symbols of defiance in 80s Handsworth; explore Ghanaian burial art processions; indulge in conversations about engines, lights, spoilers, and go faster stripes. Against a motor city soundtrack bring and share your iconic car photographs and stories for the ‘Car Like Mine’ pin up and chat.

To take part in a ‘Car Like Mine’ pin up and chat please email your car photographs to j.browne@vam.ac.uk with ‘car photo’ in the subject heading, or post them to Janet Browne, Car Like Mine Display & Chat, V&A, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. Ensure you enclose your name, email address, telephone, approx. date of image, and a short paragraph describing the occasion where the photograph was taken.

About the presenters:
Kevin Le Genre, Journalist, Broadcaster and Writer

Dawinder Bansal, Producer and Artist

Chris Spring, Artist, Writer, Curator and Consultant

Background image: Handsworth Riots, photograph by Pogus Caesar, 1985, England. Museum no. E.1203-2012. © Pogus Caesar / V&A.