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V&A international Makers’ Programme: Focus on Korean jewellery

V&A Talk

V&A international Makers’ Programme: Focus on Korean jewellery

V&A Talk | 1

2.30pm-5.30pm

, SW7 2RL

Join a group of jewellery makers from Korea for an informal show-and-tell session and explore cutting-edge jewellery design highlighting exceptional skill and unique material combinations, drawing inspiration from nature, body, architectural design and computer electronics.

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V&A Pop-up Talk

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Fri 5.15-5.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Join Lebanese-based designer and artist Pascal Hachem as he explores his design practise and the cultural rituals of his homeland through this everyday food item.

#sustainablefast-fashion

V&A Talk

#sustainablefast-fashion

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11.00 – 16.00

Victoria and Albert Museum,

Join Jenny to learn how 3D-printing textiles reduces the fashion industry’s environmental impact and how it will revolutionise the way we consume our clothing.

In Focus: New Czech Glass and Ceramics

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In Focus: New Czech Glass and Ceramics

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12.15 – 1.15pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Join glass artist Petr Stanicky, ceramicist Milan Pekar, and design curator Adam Stech for a gallery talk about Czech ceramics and glass pushing the boundaries from the past and future.

Ross Lovegrove: Pop-up talk

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Ross Lovegrove: Pop-up talk

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4.15pm-4.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Ross Lovegrove’s Transmission is a soft, undulating sculpture that snakes down the centre of the V&A’s Tapestry Galleries.

The Future of Transport Design … and Beyond

V&A Talk

- Delivering user centred design for passengers, operators and maintenance

- Anticipating the needs and desires of the future user

- Recognising the demands of tomorrow’s cities: industrial design with a sense of place

- Design for ageing demographics

The Mechanics of Disbelief

V&A Talk

The Mechanics of Disbelief

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4pm-5pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

- Exploring the origins of illusion: when did the humans first suspend their disbelief and why?
- Playing with how we perceive: how does lighting and set design shape how we feel?
- Dissecting the relationship between performer, audience and stage design

The Reinvention of Normal: Dominic Wilcox in conversation

V&A Talk

- Challenging the real world by wondering what else is possible

- Designing at the intersection of human creativity and technological possibility

- Observing human behaviour to develop ideas for objects that delight and defy convention

Collections: Meaning, relevance and value

V&A Talk

- Exploring the enduring appeal of the iconic 20th-century design collection

- Revealing the ideas and approaches behing the design: the stories that collections tell

- Predicting the future: how can you tell if a piece will acquire collectible status?

- Shaping the present

Communicating Objects

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Communicating Objects

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2.15pm-2.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

In a special show-and-tell session, curators from the Design, Architecture, Digital team bring out objects from the Rapid Response Collection that speak of how we live. But what happens when these objects reveal more about us than we might want?

Community collective: the Fogo Island Story

V&A Talk

Community collective: the Fogo Island Story

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1.15pm-2.15pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

-        Building a future economy through design: the Fogo Island model
-        Handmade modern: the dynamics of outport furniture
-        Driving a thriving design industry in an unlikely setting: establishing a self-reliant collection of local design hubs

Design For What Matters: Creating collections for life

V&A Talk

Design For What Matters: Creating collections for life

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2.45pm-3.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

- Focusing on the essential to create better solutions and experiences
- Encouraging innovation that changes our behaviour for the better
- Tackling global challenges and improving the quality of individual lives through design

Gallery Tour: V&A Theatre and Performance Poster Collection

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Gallery Tour: V&A Theatre and Performance Poster Collection

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12.15pm-12.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Join Keith Lodwick, Curator of Theatre and Screen Arts, for a special tour of the V&A’s unique collection of theatre and performance posters, which span 250 years of theatrical promotion.

Heroic Failures

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Heroic Failures

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4.15pm-4.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

The V&A’s furniture curators invite you on an alternative tour of the Furniture Gallery, looking at the often untold stories of failure behind some of the objects in the collection.

Image caption: The Dr Susan Weber Furniture Gallery, Rooms 133-135, V&A

In Conversation with Avani Tanya

V&A Talk

Avani Tanya, the V&A South Asian Collections Resident, is an interdisciplinary artist working with image, text, found objects and sculpture.

Lubna Chowdhary: In Conversation

V&A Talk

Lubna Chowdhary: In Conversation

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3.15pm-3.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Join Lubna Chowdhary, V&A Ceramics Resident, as she discusses her Metropolis installation with Laura Carderera, V&A Residencies Programme Manager.

Protecting your designs and stopping the copycats

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Protecting your designs and stopping the copycats

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Workshop 10.15am-11.45pm, Complimentary consultations 12.30pm-1.30pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Great design is increasingly seen as fundamental to a new product's success in the market. Whilst long recognised in some industries, such as luxury goods and fashion, it is now all pervasive.

Silversmithing Demonstration with Junko Mori

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Silversmithing Demonstration with Junko Mori

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11.00 -17.00

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Renowned member of Contemporary British Silversmiths Junko Mori will demonstrate her skills to the public. Mori’s recent commission for the Silver Trust is on display at the V&A as part of the Silver Speaks programme, after which time these beautiful sculptures will enter the Trust's collection.

The Universe of a Polymath

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The Universe of a Polymath

- Exploring creativity without limits: working in the overlap of design, fashion, technology, performance and curation
- Creating “universes” not collections: viewing design as a totally immersive experience
- Adapting a design approach for a fashion collection vs an installation or exhibition

Brain Manufacturing

V&A Talk

- Brain scanning, emotion mapping and biometric sensors: can we scientifically understand the way we percieve and react to colour?

- What are the cultural and biological differences in the way individuals experience colour?

Cholo Keli (Let’s Play!)

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Cholo Keli (Let’s Play!)

V&A Talk | 1

4:15- 5pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Join former V&A Research Institute (VARI) Residents Paraa for a presentation about the development of an intergenerational card game by Paraa. The game was co-designed with women from Bromley by Bow in east London and an artisan from Dhaka.

Design Chameleon

V&A Talk

Ineke Hans, Principal, Ineke Hans Studio, will be speaking about her work and career.

Evolution of the Poster

V&A Talk

The V&A holds the national collection of posters with over 25,000 examples across the Museum, representing most countries in the world from the 1880s to the present day.

Flynn Talbot pop-up talk

V&A Talk

Flynn Talbot pop-up talk

V&A Talk | 1

2.15pm-2.45pm

Cromwell Road, SW7 2RL

Flynn Talbot will give insights into the process of designing Reflection Room, the immersive coloured light experience he has created for the Prince Consort Gallery at the V&A and the relationship between light and colour that runs throughout his work.

London Design Festival at the V&A: Descriptive Talk

V&A Talk

London Design Festival at the V&A: Descriptive Talk

V&A Talk | 1

11:00 – 12.00

, SW7 2RL

As the Festival hub, the V&A will house a broad range of specially-commissioned installations by some of the world’s most exciting designers, displayed throughout the building. Join a free, guided tour of some of the highlights, displayed around the building. Talk for Visually Impaired only.

Personal Palletes: Playing with colour, pattern and material

V&A Talk

- Evolving the relationship of pattern, colour and material
- Selecting colours and patterns that appeal to all the senses, not just sight
- Developing a personal colour reference index
- Looking at fresh ways of combining and exploiting colour to deliver richness and complexity

Workshop - the methodology of colour with Coloro

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Workshop - the methodology of colour with Coloro

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12pm-1.15pm and 1.45pm – 3pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

- Understanding how people see colour and how it effects purchasing decisions
- Learning to speak the future language of colour
- Strengthening your brand, collection by using a brand new colour analysis format
- How is your colour collection balanced and will you reach your customer?

"Exhale" Bionic Chandelier: Pop-up talk

V&A Talk

"Exhale" Bionic Chandelier: Pop-up talk

V&A Talk | 1

Sun 2.15pm-2.45pm, Mon 4.15pm-4.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

A pop-up talk by Julian Melchiorri, former V&A Engineering Resident, entrepreneur and CEO of biochemical technology company Arborea. Drawing inspiration from the V&A’s collections, Melchiorri has developed the world’s first living and breathing chandelier using novel bionic-leaf technologies.

Curator’s Tour of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

V&A Talk

Curator’s Tour of Plywood: Material of the Modern World

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3.15pm-3.45pm

Victoria and Albert Museum, SW7 2RL

Engineering a Revolution: Biomimicry and bionic design

V&A Talk

- Experimenting with ways of making materials that can revolutionise the world around us

- Mimicking biological mechanisms and technologies to solve global problems and increase the quality of our lives

- Bringing large-scale industrial biotechnologies to a domestic scale

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