Given that it’s one of the world’s leading art and design museum, it’s no surprise that the V&A collaborates with LDF, and they’ve got another bumper programme for 2021. Here’s what you wanna see…
Between Forest and Skies
This immersive, floating, low-carbon aluminium pavilion designed by Nebbia Works is the visual centrepiece of this year’s LDF programme at the V&A. Installed in the John Madejski Garden, it’s designed to showcase the strength and durability of aluminium.
Architecture + Reality
Mixed reality studio Tin Drum and Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto have teamed up for this installation that highlights the links between modern life, designed space and climate change. The features of the installation morph and evolve in response to movement in the space and it’s set to a score that mixes natural sounds and original composition.
Auroboros is a fashion house founded by Paula Sello and Alissa Aulbekova that merges science and technology, and they’re showing that off to full effect with this display. The Biomimicry Collection features a real-time growing couture gown worn by the world’s first artist robot Ai-Da. During the festival the gown will grow and fall apart but you’ll be able to experience the digital designs with augmented reality.
Designers Aude-Line Duliere and Juliet Haysom saved historic, large and precious stone that previously made up the V&A building from being crushed into aggregate and used them to make street furniture instead. The outdoor installation and documentary that details their story highlights the many possibilities of reusing stone.
Made On Location
This installation of upcycled materials is the result of a collaboration between Blackhorse Responders, V&A East Youth Collective, and other youth groups from the four east London Olympic boroughs of Hackney, Waltham Forest, Newham, and Tower Hamlets, and explores how museums function as essential spaces for local youth groups.
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