Protest and subversion are the subjects of Disobedient Objects at London’s V&A, which features art and design created by grassroots social movements. From a graffiti-writing robot to defaced currency − denoting the ‘US disparity of wealth’ − and a political video game, the works displayed have all been used as tools of social change. Focussing on the period between the late 1970s and the present day, the show gathers a diverse array of work.

From everyday objects used for a new subversive purpose to the use of traditional crafts, for example in protest banners, the exhibits are loaned directly by activist groups from all over the world, and are shown in context, with the maker’s statement plus footage and interviews.