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1968 – A Gateway for Change

The Lab

A pencil sketch of the council house with a clenched fist raised in front of it
Exhibitions

Head to the Lab at Nottingham Castle to explore the latest exhibition from Nottingham Trent University (NTU) researchers Professor Chris Reynolds, Ellie Wild, and Luke Waller. Drawing on the collaborative work of NTU History and Illustration students, this exhibition provides a diverse range of material to encourage a broadening of our understanding of the global and local events of 1968. Through visual artworks, interviews with people who were there, and student research, the Lab looks at how this momentous period inspired a generation to act for a better world. Find out how people came together across difference to fight for justice and take part in our new ‘engagement’ space to tell us what protest now means to you.

  • From: Saturday 19 February 2022, 12 am
  • To: Sunday 29 May 2022, 12 am
  • Location: Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
  • Cost: General admission to Nottingham Castle
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Event details

Social movements are re-shaping the world we know. From the environmental activists who block the construction of pipelines to Black Lives Matter activists who are re-making the conversation about racial justice, the 21st Century has no shortage of causes for social and economic justice.

Where did these movements come from? This exhibition answers affirmatively: the global and local uprisings of 1968 initiated a wave of uprisings not unlike those we see in our own time. 1968 – A Gateway for Change explores these acts of rebellion that took place across the world and locally in the United States, Egypt, Mexico, Bangladesh, Japan, the Soviet Union, France, the UK, and asks what happened? What was the aftermath? And how did it help shape protest today?

Through visual artworks, interviews with people who were there and student research, the Lab explores how 1968 inspired a generation to act for a better world. Find out how people came together across difference to fight for justice and take part in our new ‘engagement’ space to tell us what protest now means to you.

This exhibition is based on ongoing research at Nottingham Trent University, led by Professor Chris Reynolds, Ellie Wild, and Luke Waller.

Visitor information

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NTU students and staff get 10% off ticket prices, with supporting ID.

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Location details

Address:

Nottingham Castle
Lenton Road
Nottingham
NG1 6EL

Travel Info:

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