Focusing on a period from the late 1970s to today, the Disobedient Objects exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London displays arts of rebellion, from around the world, that demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity and collective creativity. Many of the ‘objects’ in this exhibition were produced under pressure with few resources. Some of them may appear rough or unfinished, but they are all thoughtful responses to complex situations.

“To disobey in order to take action is the byword of all creative spirits. The history of human progress amounts to a series ...


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