'Do It Yourself: Democracy and Design' explores the history of the DIY movement and the freedom it has given the consumer to take control of the design and manufacture of goods rather than relying on professional design and production processes. The exhibition examines the leaflets, manuals and guide books, catalogues, newspaper reports, magazines and later, radio and television programmes, as often the only evidence that remains of what for many has been a significant part of everyday life.
The exhibition was supported by the institutions of the authors, and by Oxford University Press, who published a special issue of the Journal of Design History to coincide with the exhibition.
The exhibition was on display at:
design centre north, Barnsley: 5 May - 17 June 2006
Museum of Domestic Architecture and Design, Middlesex: 25 July - 10 September 2006
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