Roads to Freedom: Power, Pimping and Pride

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.

Handsworth Riots, photograph by Pogus Caesar, 1985, England. Museum no. E.1202-2012. © Pogus Caesar/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 

To take part in a ‘Car Like Mine’ pin up and chat please email your car photographs to j.browne@vam.ac.uk 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.

Handsworth Riots, photograph by Pogus Caesar, 1985, England. Museum no. E.1200-2012. © Pogus Caesar/ Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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. 

 

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.

Location

V&A South Kensington, Sackler Centre Reception
Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Date

Feb 07 2020

Time

6:00 pm - 9:45 pm

TICKETS

£5.00 - £7.00

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