for the finale of london design festival at the v&a, the museum will host a special event on exhibition road focusing on design solutions to the climate emergency.
together with the design museum, natural history museum, science museum, imperial college london and brompton design district, the v&a will host a street celebration to look at the role design thinking can play in fostering new ideas and changing attitudes to the way we consume food, use energy and deal with waste.
experts from the v&a and its neighboring institutions will host tables – created from upcycled museum packing crates – on which meals will be served created from ‘waste’ produce, highlighting the fact that one-third of all food grown or manufactured in the world is thrown out – enough to feed 870 million people. the upcycled furniture created by london’s design community, will then be given away to community gardens and charities tackling homelessness.
exhibition road will be further animated with talks, workshops and installations focusing on these challenges and the power of design to address the key issues of the age; and to inspire the design community and public to help tackle climate change.
supported by the royal commission for the exhibition of 1851
22 september 2019
10.00 – 17.45
cromwell rd, knightsbridge
tube > south kensington