Disobedient Objects posters

Competition: win a set of V&A exhibition posters by Barnbrook Studio

Disobedient Objects posters

Competition: Dezeen has teamed up with London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to give away posters designed by Barnbrook Studio for the Disobedient Objects exhibition.

To coincide with Disobedient Objects, which is showcasing items and graphics designed for political protests, we're offering one reader the chance to win a set of exhibition posters plus a copy of the exhibition book.

This image: Inflatable cobblestone, action of Eclectic Electric Collective in co-operation with Enmedio collective during the General Strike in Barcelona – main image: two of the three posters by Barnbrook Studio
This image: Inflatable cobblestone, action of Eclectic Electric Collective in co-operation with Enmedio collective during the General Strike in Barcelona – main image: two of the three posters by Barnbrook Studio

The three colourful exhibition posters were designed exclusively for the V&A and feature images of everyday objects that are associated with activism and social change, including a D Lock, a shopping trolley and a plastic water bottle. Four runners-up will be selected and will be able to select one of the three posters.

Disobedient Objects poster by Barnbrook Studio
Disobedient Objects poster by Barnbrook Studio

Running at the V&A in London until 1 February 2015, Disobedient Objects focuses on the period from the late 1970s to the present, and attempts to demonstrate how political activism drives ingenuity in design.

Installation Image, Disobedient Objects, V&A
This image: Installation Image, Disobedient Objects, V&A – top image: two of the three posters by Barnbrook Studio

Objects from all over the world are on display, ranging form Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence and a graffiti-writing robot through to giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge.

To read more about the exhibition visit www.vam.ac.uk/disobedientobjects

Competition closes on 11 December 2014. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. The winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

Here is more information from the V&A about the exhibition book:


The Disobedient Objects book was designed by Barnbrook Studio to accompany the exhibition and is edited by Catherine Flood and Gavin Grindon.

Focusing on social movements since 1980, the book features an introductory essay by the curators examining the history of objects in protest and activism, followed by six essays that look at particular objects, and the contexts in which they are used.

Disobedient Objects book
Disobedient Objects book

Disobedient Objects is the first exhibition to explore objects that have been created as a powerful tool of social change.

Interspersed throughout are images of the objects at work, along with a selection of how-tos covering specific objects from a design perspective.

This is a manifesto for experimental alternative design, showing how objects can define encounters and inspire activists.

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