Join artists, broadcasters, and historians to explore alternative accounts of conflict, provocation, safety, independence, self-esteem and designed identities.
Handsworth Riots, photograph by Pogus Caesar, 1985, England. Museum no. E.1201-2012. © Pogus Caesar/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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 email@example.com 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
Tickets cost £5.00 – £7.00
Booking is essential: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/LkvMOlwJ/roads-to-freedom-power-pimping-and-pride-feb-2020
Lead image credit:
Handsworth Riots, the Lozells Road, Birmingham, photograph by Pogus Caesar, 1985, England. Museum no. E.1203-2012. © Pogus Caesar/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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