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  • Pandemic Objects: Cash
    by Georgia Haseldine on July 8, 2020 at 12:11 pm

    Cash usage halved in the first few days of lockdown. Signs saying ‘No Cash’ or ‘Contactless only’ appeared in the windows of essential shops. Passing hand to hand, purse to pocket and in and out... The post Pandemic Objects: Cash appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • #LetsMakeWednesdays – redesign everyday objects!
    by Lisa Galvin on July 8, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Designers will often look at the things we use every day and think about them in new ways to make them better: for people, for the planet, and more!The designers and scientists at Notpla want... The post #LetsMakeWednesdays – redesign everyday objects! appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Secure in lockdown
    by Robin Lambert on July 7, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    I hadn’t been working long at the V&A when the current crisis struck. Less than six months, but already I had discovered that this was where I wanted to be. There is something about the... The post Secure in lockdown appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: TikTok
    by Harriet Reed on July 7, 2020 at 9:47 am

    The social media app TikTok has experienced a remarkable boom during the pandemic. Capitalising on the boredom, creativity and savviness of its primarily young  audience – 7 out of 10 users are under 25 –... The post Pandemic Objects: TikTok appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Playground
    by Helen Charman on July 3, 2020 at 9:04 am

    One of the most poignant scenes from lockdown has been the empty playgrounds. Gates shackled, swings removed or hung high out of reach, red and white barrier tape across the seesaw or looped around the... The post Pandemic Objects: Playground appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • MoC doodles: Are you ready to join in?
    by Gina Koutsika on July 2, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Do you doodle? The V&A Museum of Childhood Doodle Club has been a weekly feature in our social channels for a couple of months, and we’ve had a number of responses from our friends and... The post MoC doodles: Are you ready to join in? appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Mourning Jewellery
    by Catrin Jones on July 2, 2020 at 11:27 am

    During the Covid-19 lockdown, death has felt both very abstract and very close. As a global community, we marked the horrific death of George Floyd with mass acts of mourning and protest, amid calls for... The post Pandemic Objects: Mourning Jewellery appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Fundraising
    by Melanie Vandenbrouck on June 30, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    A week into the UK lockdown, a colleague of mine shared how she’d taken to read a page of Katie Paterson’s Book of Ideas, A place that exists only in moonlight, before going to bed.... The post Pandemic Objects: Fundraising appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Finger Oximeter
    by Ana Debenedetti on June 30, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    When the new Covid-19 pandemic broke out, my sister-in-law who works as a doctor in the main hospital in Bergamo – one of the most affected cities in northern Italy – almost immediately urged me... The post Pandemic Objects: Finger Oximeter appeared first on V&A Blog.

  • Pandemic Objects: Photograph
    by Duncan Forbes on June 29, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Pandemic Objects: Photographs Duncan Forbes, Department of Photography Marcela Chao, Independent Curator, Mexico City     Nam Y. Huh, Protestors in Chicago, 6 June 2020 (AP)   Photography today is nothing if not global as... The post Pandemic Objects: Photograph appeared first on V&A Blog.



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