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Museum Of Neoliberalism

Museum Of Neoliberalism
September 2021
London
5.0 out of 5.0 stars

This one was a recommendation that I felt I really needed to see. The Museum Of Neoliberalism is a small shop-front space in Lewisham that has been turned into a stark exhibition of the harm capitalism and neoliberalism has done to our world.

Focusing on the UK, but also including a few mentions from other countries in our well-connected world the museum aims to educate and open people’s eyes to what is happening the wake of “free markets” and neoliberalism being the dominating government policy in most of the world.

Showing just how far capitalism has penetrated all aspects of our daily lives, the museum shows real-life ad campaigns that seem too cruel and post-apocalyptic to be true, contains a genuine bottle of urine from an Amazon fulfilment centre worker, as well as a cross-section of the Grenfell Tower, where in 2017 72 people died as a consequence of money-saving measures.

The museum exhibits are starkly presented and feel very harrowing when viewed all together. It definitely provokes thoughts on where we as a society are going today and what we can do to save our future. 

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