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Cars: Accelerating The Modern World at the V & A

12th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 19th April 2020 @ 5:45 pm

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Over its short 130-year history, the car has become one of the most loved, contested and influential innovations in the world. It has revolutionised manufacturing, transformed how we move, forever changing our cities, environment and economies.

This exhibition brings together 15 diverse cars to tell extraordinary stories about design and the car’s impact on the broader world. These cars include the first production car in existence; an autonomous flying car; a converted low-rider; and a 1950s concept car. Many of these cars have never been on show in the UK before, and their display will be uniquely juxtaposed with a diverse collection of products, fashion, graphics, photography and film, to draw connections to wider spheres of design and public life.

As we stand at a new turning point in mobility design, this exhibition acts as a looking-back-to-look-forward – to understand our past blunders and achievements in order to better imagine how we want to move in the future.

The exhibition is divided into three sections:

  • Going Fast – opens the exhibition by exploring the role of the automobile in imagining a future world of liberated movement and as a symbol of technological progress…….
  • Making More – explores the car as the archetype of modern manufacturing – the object that developed contemporary consumerism and turned car production companies into global powerhouses……….
  • Shaping Space – explores the sprawling impact of the car on the world’s landscapes and nation-building efforts.

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12th January 2020 @ 10:00 am
19th April 2020 @ 5:45 pm
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London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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