One Man’s Plastic Cup Is Another Man’s Memory

One Man’s Plastic Cup Is Another Man’s Memory

Sweden's Nordiska Museum looks at the cultural history of everyday plastics to foreground personal narratives.

Lisa Baldini
  • 10 september 2010

When collector Thomas Lindblad discovered a simple red mug, he was inspired to say the least. Some 15 years after his first encounter, the Nordiska Museum in Stockholm Sweden has recently opened the Plastic! show which uses Lindblad’s collection of household plastics from the 1940s to the 1970s as the spring board for exploring plastics from its socio-political history, design evolution to human body politics.

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