gal-dem takeover the V&A

On Friday 28th October 2016 gal-dem celebrated the gal-hood issue, our first print by occupying the traditional space at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The print and online magazine representing and represented by women of colour, gal-dem celebrated the launch of the gal-hood issue, its first print publication by occupying the traditional space of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The V&A hosts a Friday Late where the museum extends its public opening hours until 22.00 on every last Friday of the month. Last week, however, was perhaps the first time that the 160+ year old institution was celebrated beautiful female diversity in this way.It was a striking clash of fossilised artefacts with active, energetic voices; of a hegemonic establishment with non-normative, progressive feminism - Oyin Akande
Mid-twerk workshop session at the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum
Ibiye Camp at the V&A Cast Courts. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum
Lotte and Lynette in Conversation at the Salon in the V&A Europe Galleries: 1615-1800. Photo: Victoria and Albert Museum
An example of the visuals from the evening from the talented Becca Human. This video was projected alongside other video artists, painters and DJs in Fashion Room 40.

Team Credits

Liv Little

  • Message
  • Editor in Chief at @galdemzine


  • gal-dem magazine

    gal-dem magazine

    • Media Production

Project Tags

  • galdemva
  • galdemgalhood
  • galhood
  • va
  • valates
  • galdemtakeover
  • occupyingspace

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Liv Little
Editor in Chief at @galdemzine