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Day 5

One of the students brought in some of their own fabrics featuring traditional patterns. We have begun implementing these patterns into our Zine design and overall branding. The group has now been slit into two, with one team working on the exhibition and one team designing and producing the zine. We think that these patterns can be used to unify the whole exhibition together into one coherent piece.
Posted 29 Mar 2019 13:05
Day 4

To enhance the exhibition and create a more culturally responsive exhibit, we visited the University Of Manchester Ghanaian society for a quick chat about the country as a whole. We learnt about some of the traditional food and clothing Ghanaians wear and asked questions about symbols and patterns used (and their interesting meanings). We think that we can implement some of these symbols into our exhibit in a interesting manner. This helped us to gain some insight into Ghanaian culture.
Posted 29 Mar 2019 10:21
To get the ball rolling again in the morning, we had a 10 minute quick fire round of sketching and pinned up all the ideas of the wall to discuss.It is encouraging to see people grouping ideas now and honing in on concepts which the exhibition may adopt. The idea of having a map which organises and collates the 3D printed models is growing in strength. We are also discussing how we can display more 2D orientated work on scrolls of paper drooped down the walls ( with some kind of supporting frame) . Great to see so many varied ideas for exhibition design coming together into a more manageable concept which we can begin to detail tomorrow.
Posted 27 Mar 2019 12:43
Our first quick sketched out example of a pop up exhibition design. This very high level concept drawing is an example of the kind of design work we may produce during the first couple of days/ brainstorming sessions.

Ultimately our aim is design an exhibition piece to showcase a range of 3D Printed models, maps and drawings. I'm sure as a larger group we can come up with many much more exciting designs!
Posted 26 Feb 2019 19:47
Following consultations with our collaborators, we began to draw out our session plan for events week and draw out a thorough risk assessment.
We will be visiting the Whitworth gallery where we will be looking at some brilliant exhibition designs for inspiration.
Posted 7 Jan 2019 17:43
Group AH - African Modernisms Poster Released

The event will involve the design and planning of an exhibition showcasing the work of a fifth year humanities group. This work includes 3D models and maps surrounding Accra's waterfront developments.
Over the two weeks we will be designing this exhibition in collaboration with students from the university in Accra, Ghana. This exhibition will be constructed in the 'Jamestown Cafe' in Accra, Ghana.
Posted 7 Jan 2019 17:32