This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 30th May 2018
This month's Science Museum Lates will be exploring the history of the domestic sphere, the innovations that changed it and how the space we inhabit in our youth influences our adult lives.
Learn about the impact inventions like the fridge had on society, discover the difference between a hoarder and a collector, meet the un-wanted guests that can inhabit your pad and create some crafty objects from surprising household items.
You can also get hands on with objects from the Science Museum’s Collection, head to a printmakers pop-up where you can create your own screen-print souvenir, and have a boogie at our famous intergalactic silent disco.
Events during the evening:
Join curator Helen Peavitt as she delves into the history of a revolutionary object – the humble fridge.
Hoard as Home: Clutter as comfort
Artist Zoë Mendelson will be using fiction, animation and research to explore the differences between collectors and hoarders.
Researcher Carey Newson will be exploring the importance of the teenage bedroom and role it plays in shaping our adult identity. Come along and share your memories of your tidy or not so tidy adolescent dwelling.
Pinterest addict? Channel your inner Blue Peter presenter and get creative with home-ware hacks.
The Invention of Nature
Find out more about the visionary Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), a German naturalist in a presentation from author Andrea Wulf. Later Andrea will also be holding a Q&A with journalist Gaia Vince. Andrea’s latest book ‘The Invention of Nature’ explores Alexander’s extraordinary life and how he influenced key thinkers like Darwin.
House pets and home pests
Take a first-hand look at some of the welcome and not so welcome guests you share your home with. Get hands-on with traditional household pets as well as snails, cockroaches and snakes.
Join printmakers in their pop-up studio and create your own screen-print souvenir of this month’s Lates, perfect for decorating your home with.
Researchers from Queen Mary University London will be exploring the topic of migration, from historical trends to the current impact of migration on cities and nations.
Meet a plumber & electrician
Do you have any urgent plumbing or burning electrical questions? Would you like to hone your plumbing technique or switch up your wiring? Pop along to meet the experts and learn new skills.
Get hands-on with science and discover how to make a battery out of surprising house-hold items.
Cost: Free of Charge
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-05-30 2018-05-30 Europe/London Science Museum Lates This month's Science Museum Lates will be exploring the history of the domestic sphere, the innovations that changed it and how the space we inhabit in our youth influences our adult lives. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/05/30/science-museum-lates-172234 Science Museum,Exhibition Road, London, London,