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After observing that many of the exhibitions that we had visited yesterday didn't allow for participation by visitors, this group decided to explore how our designs could encourage interactivity. They looked at how visitors could be engaged and asked to express their opinions of the contents of the exhibition, and how boards could be moved or flipped to create a more tactile environment.

We decided from this that seating should be integrated within our design, to encourage visitors to sit and think about the works within the exhibit.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 17:04
Day 2

To begin with we had a discussion of things that we had learn during the previous day’s visits to various exhibitions within Manchester. We talked about what we though that worked within these, as well as what we had learnt about curation. Then, we all selected relevant images of exhibition precedents, along with photographs that had been taken on the previous day. We started by presenting these to the rest of the group, justifying our selections and giving reasons as to why we thought they would be useful to look at within our designs. Then we started to collage and sketch over these precedents, enabling us to visualise our designs within the actual exhibition space in Ghana.

We ended the day with another informal presentation of these collages. This process allowed us to draw out key themes and ideas which we will be able to develop further tomorrow as we start to build a more formal design for the exhibition.
Posted 26 Mar 2019 16:27
Day 1

Today we began by issuing the brief and discussing the various outputs that we would be undertaking over the next two week, in collaboration with the Ghanaian students. We discussed the process that we would be undertaking to facilitate this design process, including collaging with precedents and the visiting of local art galleries.

We also talked about what the zine, which is to be exhibited in Ghana, would contain and how it would be displayed. We presented the work of the Masters Research Methods group, which will be used to provide content for the zine. This helped to provide more context for what work will be expected over the next two weeks.
Posted 25 Mar 2019 21:49
Week 2 Schedule

The second week of events will focus on the production of all the outputs needed for the exhibition in Ghana. These include final plans, newspaper/zine, exhibition construction pack, evaluative pack and an exhibition poster. In order to complete these tasks, we will look to develop the collaboration with Ghanaian students, who will be able to provide key information about how the exhibition will be built and the context within which it will sit.

A final presentation will be given at the end of the week, to the collaborators, so that they can see the completed designs for the exhibition.
Posted 4 Mar 2019 20:16
Week 1 Schedule

During the first week of Events, we will introduce collaborators, both here in the UK and in Ghana. Then we will be visiting and analysing various exhibitions around Manchester, in order to gain a greater understanding of the process of curation. From this, the students will be asked to experiment and investigate, using exhibition precedents, as part of a design workshop. From this a more formal design will be created, for the exhibition which is to be constructed in Ghana.

At the end of the week, the design as it stands will be presented to the collaborators, so that feedback can be given for the second week of events.
Posted 4 Mar 2019 20:15