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V&A announces London Design Festival programme

By Andrea Byrne

Aug 12, 2021


V&A has announced the London Design Festival (LDF) programme, a youth-focused event that centres around offering opportunities for young people and discussing the challenges of climate change.

The festival will run from 18-26 September, a number of events will take place such as live performances, museum tours, speed mentoring workshops and the Digital Design Weekend where artists, designers and technologists will discuss climate change through various demonstrations like creative workshops.

Meneesha Kellay, lead on Festivals at the V&A, said in a statement: “The V&A programme for LDF has been carefully curated to address some of the biggest challenges facing society today. We have commissioned installations and will be hosting performances and events exploring design thinking and responses to the ecological crisis by emerging designers.

“For the first time as part of LDF at the V&A, we have created a youth-focused area in the iconic Grand Entrance to showcase work by the V&A and V&A East Youth Collective, Resolve Collective and young people from across east London.

“We have also collaborated with an inclusive platform, Design Can, to hold a Mentoring Takeover during LDF. We are excited to have young people and their priorities at the heart of our activities for LDF this year.”

Ben Evans CBE, London Design Festival director, added: “As the Festival Hub, the museum sits at the heart of Festival activity across the city. It’s the perfect place for visitors to begin their festival experience – to immerse themselves in the specially-created installations and displays, attend events, and experience the museum in new ways.”

Photo credit: V&A Press Office