You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-70
A major exhibition from the V&A this year will explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. You Say You Want a Revolution? will explore the way that youth culture catalysed an optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question established power structures across every area of society. The exhibition is designed in six distinct sections, each presenting a separate revolution within a highly atmospheric environment. From psychedelic experimentation and alternative lifestyles, to youth solidarity against political figures and consumerism, the V&A presents the tumultuous sixties with tremendous candor.
Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design
The V & A launch its first Engineering Season, running from 18th May-6th November, that includes the first retrospective exhibition on the most influential engineer of the 20th Century, Ove Arup. Spanning 100 years of engineering and design, the exhibition showcases over 150 objects and examines how Arup redefined the relationships between architects, designers and engineers. Launching the season is the Elytra Filament Pavillion, a newly commissioned garden installation by architect Achim Menges with Moritz Dörstelmann, structural engineer Jan Knippers and climate engineer, Thomas Auer.