Teacher Twilight Online - Jameel Prize: Poetry to Politics

Join the Schools team and Curator, Rachel Dedman, in this online event for Primary and Secondary teachers.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Online

  • Schools

  • Tickets cost £5.00


Past Event

In this online evening talk, hear from the Exhibition Curator, Rachel Dedman & kick start the new academic year with inspiration for your teaching & students. Focusing on key themes of politics, transparency, resistance, identity & activism, the sixth edition of the Jameel Prize will showcase the work of eight contemporary designers that explore Islamic tradition in their work. Plus find out more about our virtual programme for Primary and Secondary schools and upcoming school events.

This event is for Primary & Secondary teachers. It will be hosted on Zoom. The event will take place as a live event and will feature a live Q&A.

Upon booking you will receive an automatic booking confirmation email. Please note, the ticket & booking confirmation email will not contain your Zoom joining link. One week before the event, you will receive an email from V&A Schools via Zoom containing instructions on how to register for the event & receive the joining link. If you have not received the link within 3 days of the event, please check your spam folders. We will send out a reminder email one day before the event. If you have any issues receiving the link or any queries about the event, please get in touch with the Schools Team on schools@vam.ac.uk

About the Jameel Prize:
The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. The Prize aims to explore the relationship between contemporary practice and Islamic tradition as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture in the twenty-first century.

The V&A houses one of the world's great collections of Islamic art from the Middle East. We began to collect art from the Islamic world in the 1850s, and were the first institution in the world to do so with a purpose. This can be seen at its best in the splendid Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art. The past achievements of the Islamic world in art, craft and design are reflected in the work of many contemporary practitioners.

The Jameel Prize was established by the V&A in 2009 and is run in partnership with Art Jameel. There have been five editions since the Prize began.

The Jameel Prize is open to artists and designers from any ethnic, religious or cultural background.

This year (6), the designers hail from India, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the UK and work in a variety of mediums including graphic design, architecture and fashion.

Header image: Paradise Has Many Gates – Daytime, by Ajlan Gharem, 2015. © Photograph by Ajlan Gharem