MSD at HOME with Rory Hyde


Online - ABP Zoom Webina

  • MSD at HOME

Design and Public Life.

How does design shape the way we live together? This is the central question that runs through Rory Hyde’s work as a designer, curator, and writer. In this lecture, Hyde will present a number of curatorial and publication projects which address this question in different ways. Together, they show curatorship as a civic practice, and demonstrate the public responsibility of the museum today as a critical place to make sense of the world.

Architects After Architecture.

About the presenter

Photo portrait of curator

Dr Rory Hyde is the curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, design advocate for the Mayor of London, and adjunct senior research fellow at the Melbourne School of Design. His work is focused on new forms of design practice, and redefining the role of the designer today.

He is the co-curator of major V&A exhibitionsAll of This Belongs to You, andThe Future Starts Here, and represented Australia at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the author of Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture (2012), and one of the editors of Architects After Architecture: Alternative Pathways for Practice (2021).

Presentation and Q+A

Date: Thursday, 03 September 2020 

Time: 18:00 - 19:30 AEST* Melbourne (UTC +10)

Venue: Online - ABP Zoom Webinar

Event link: Once you have registered for the event, the event link (Zoom URL) will be sent to you via your Eventbrite confirmation email and reminder emails.

*London: Thursday, 03 September 2020, 09:00 - 10:30; BST
*Singapore: Thursday, 03 September 2020, 16:00 - 17:30; SGT
*Dubai: Thursday, 03 September 2020, 12:00 - 13:30; GST
*NYC: Thursday, 03 September 2020, 04:00 - 05:30; EDT
*Los Angeles: Thursday, 03 September 2020, 01:00 - 02:30; PDT

Installation of the words 'All of this belongs to you' in lights above an arch

All of This Belongs to You exhibition, V&A, curated by Rory Hyde, Kieran Long and Corinna Gardner, neon sign. Photo Max Creasy

People looking at sculptures

Birds-eye view of exhibition, showing attendees and sculptures

Installation by muf architecture/art, as part of All of This Belongs to You exhibition, V&A, curated by Rory Hyde, Kieran Long and Corinna Gardner. Photo Max Creasy

Banner image and below: The Future Starts Here exhibition, V&A, curated by Rory Hyde and Mariana Pestana. Photos V&A

Inside the exhibition - shop windows with unusual clothing in them, lit up with coloured lights, and a neon sign that reads 'We are all connected, but do we feel lonely?"

Inside the exhibition - showing a large hall lit up with coloured lights and a row of different, unknown flags

Inside the exhibition - area lit up with blue lights, with a large, red sign saying "Should the planet be a design project?"


Two life-like human heads in a window

‘Radical Love’, DNA portraits of Chelsea Manning, by Heather Dewey-Hagborg, as part of The Future Starts Here exhibition. Photo V&A

A panda teddy bear containing leaks by Edward Snowden

‘Panda to Panda’ by Ai Weiwei and Jacob Appelbaum, toy panda containing leaks from Edward Snowden, loan from Julian Assange. Photo V&A

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