Roads to Freedom: Power, Pimping and Pride
(Friday, 7 February 2020)

V&A South Kensington, Sackler Centre Reception
Time: 18.00 – 21.45

Join artists, broadcasters, and historians to explore alternative accounts of conflict, provocation, safety, independence, self-esteem and designed identities.

Discover the Green Book for ‘Negro’ motorists in segregated USA; hear how South Asian migrant women gained their independence in the Black Country; examine Ndebele abstractionism on the BMW Art Car; learn why baths and cars were symbols of defiance in 80s Handsworth; explore Ghanaian burial art processions; indulge in conversations about engines, lights, spoilers, and go faster stripes. Against a motor city soundtrack bring and share your iconic car photographs and stories for the ‘Car Like Mine’ pin up and chat.

To take part in a ‘Car Like Mine’ pin up and chat please email your car photographs to j.browne@vam.ac.uk with ‘car photo’ in the subject heading, or post them to Janet Browne, Car Like Mine Display & Chat, V&A, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL. Ensure you enclose your name, email address, telephone, approx. date of image, and a short paragraph describing the occasion where the photograph was taken.

About the presenters:

  • Kevin Le Genre, Journalist, Broadcaster and Writer
  • Dawinder Bansal, Producer and Artist
  • Chris Spring, Artist, Writer, Curator and Consultant
NEED TO KNOW: Roads to Freedom: Power, Pimping and Pride, Friday, 7 February 2020, 18.00 – 21.45 V&A South Kensington, Sackler Centre Reception | BOOK TICKETS Tickets cost £5.00 – £7.00 | Booking Essential