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V&A & LCF OPEN DOORS: VOTE 100

A one day event and exhibition at V&A East, celebrating 100 years of the women‘s vote

  • 2018
  • London, UK
  • Area: 482m2
  • Client: V&A

Process

The exhibition‘s architecture leads the viewer through five exhibition areas, related to the women‘s liberation movement, including:

 

  • A display showcasing posters made by See Red Women‘s Workshop in the 1970s and 80s
  • 20 embroidered handkerchiefs inspired by an image embroidered in 1912 by suffragettes incarcerated at Holloway Prison
  • A workshop area inviting visitors to embroider their own handkerchief inspired by the exhibition
  • A reading area for visitors to engage with literature on the movement
  • An atmospheric film revealing UAL‘s London College of Fashion‘s projects around ‘The Year of the Woman’
  • A roll of fabric hanging from a curved rail system demarcates the different areas within the exhibition, becoming a wall, a table or a screen and is used to guide visitors through the exhibition. The transparency of the fabric allows the space to be separated, whilst maintaining a sense of connection and unity throughout the space.

Photographs © The London Legacy Development Corporation