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The Lab | 1968 – A Gateway for Change

At Nottingham Castle


Included in general admission ticket.

Social movements are reshaping 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? 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.

1968 – A Gateway for Change is based on ongoing research at Nottingham Trent University, led by Professor Chris Reynolds, Ellie Wild, and Luke Waller.


Nottingham Castle

1 Lenton Road
0115 876 1450

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