Marjan Unger Lecture 2023 by Corinna Gardner

Lectures  /  03 Nov 2023
Published: 12.09.2023
Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Snap Spectacles, Snap Inc. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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We are delighted to invite you to the Marjan Unger lecture on Friday 3 November 2023.
Design Matters: Collecting for the Real World by Corinna Gardner.

Recent acquisitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London include a pair of camera-enabled sunglasses that mark a step toward ubiquitous computing, a set of posters calling for solidarity with the women’s rights movement in Iran, and a pulse oximeter used to test blood oxygen levels at home. All have been acquired as part of the V&A’s Rapid Response Collecting programme – a model of collecting that through objects seeks to raise questions of globalisation, mass manufacture, demography and the law. Taking Rapid Response Collecting as a starting point, this talk will make a case for designed things and their ability to tell social and political stories and consider what role museums can play in helping navigate the realities of today's digital age.

Price: €17,50
Location: Auditorium Rijksmuseum
The lecture will be held in English
Ticket sale will start on 4 September

19:00-19:30 Registration
19:30-20:30 Lecture
20:30-22:00 Drinks in the Foyer
20:30-22:00 Visit Exhibition Boijmans van Beuningen at Rijksmuseum and Perfect Day.

About Corinna Gardner (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
Corinna Gardner is Senior Curator of Design and Digital at the V&A. Corinna leads the museum’s Rapid Response Collecting programme and her research focuses on product and digital design. Recent projects include development and delivery of the museum’s digital design collecting strategy, a new permanent gallery for twentieth and twenty-first century design and the international touring exhibition Plastics: Remaking our World in collaboration with the Vitra Design, Weil am Rhein.

The Marjan Unger Lecture is made possible by the Emmel Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds