Lauren Bassam

Assistant Curator at V&A Dundee

Lauren Bassam is an Assistant Curator at V&A Dundee. They have recently been part of the team that curated Now Accepting Contactless: Design in A Global Pandemic (at V&A Dundee) Hope to Nope: Graphics and Politics 2008-18 (Design Museum) and Videogames: Design / Play / Disrupt ( at V&A Dundee.) They are currently working on projects entitled ‘What is Feminist Architecture’ and the adaptation of Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960 - Today (on tour from Vitra Design Museum.)

Before joining the team in Scotland she was Assistant Producer of the SPACE Art + Technology programme, Events Programme Lead at the Technology Incubator Codebase and Programme Coordinator for the 2015 Turing Festival. Before all of this Lauren was part of the team behind the Friday Lates at V&A London and an arts administrator in various locations in Edinburgh.

Lauren studied at Dorothy Stringer High School and did A-levels at BHASVIC in Politics, Sociology, Photography and English Literature.  They have a BA in Social Policy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a MA in Art History, Museum Studies, Digital Culture and Photography from the University of Sussex (what a mouthful!) When not at the museum Lauren likes to muddle about making procedurally generated art, as well as dabbling in (bad) gardening and film photography.