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30th Oct / 2021
The 45th Annual Symposium: Design 1900-Now

Online Webinar via Zoom 10.00 - 16.00 (BST)

The new gallery Design 1900-Now at the Victoria & Albert Museum investigates how designed objects reflect society. Rather than looking at the design canon, telling a chronological history of design through a series of stylistic movements, it shows design from the last 120 years through the lens of six themes: automation and labour, housing and living, crisis and conflict, consumption and identity, sustainability and subversion and data and communication. To reflect on the new gallery and its content the 2021 FHS Symposium will focus on some of the furniture displayed in the gallery, delving deeper into their narratives of production and consumption. Corinna Gardner and Johanna Agerman Ross, the curators of the gallery, will introduce the symposium by discussing the curatorial narrative and conception of the space. Following this a number of speakers will talk around specific objects in the display and reflecting on the themes in the gallery.

A detailed programme for the day will be available in due course and tickets will be available on Eventbrite in early September 2021.

Ticket Prices:

Members - £15

Members under-35 years old - £7.50

Non-Members - £20


Design 1900-Now Gallery at the V & A © Victoria & Albert Museum, London

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