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Training - True Colours of Exhibition Design, 01 – 04 September 2015, Germany


July 04, 2015


Event Date:

September 01, 2015 - September 04, 2015

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Exhibition design combines curatorial, graphical, (interior) architectural and media aspects. Within design disciplines, colour forms an important interface. Through exhibition visits, guided tours and individual creative outputs, the many facets of exhibition design and undervalued subarea colour shall be introduced and discussed.

Exhibition design combines curatorial, graphical, (interior) architectural, media and other aspects. Within design disciplines, colour forms an important interface. There are many linkages regarding building conservation and architecture as well as content conception of exhibitions. This area serves as an originator of the workshop, to point out exhibition design as a whole and colour in particular. The many facets of display design will be conveyed via relevant exhibition visits and subsequent practice-oriented interpretation and application of colour. They will also be examined on the basis of examples and project sketches.

Day 1:   

  • General outline of exhibition design and the role as well as perception of colour within exhibitions.
  • Connected with a relevant visit to a museum or temporary display.

Day 2:

  • Coding = diversity of colour and its derivatives regarding use in exhibitions; e.g. historic, thematic, didactic, pedagogic, pointed etc.
  • Medium = colour and its derivatives regarding settings, atmospheres, moods, orientation, structure etc.
  • Reaction = colour and its derivatives regarding existing surroundings, (reference) objects etc.
  • Verbalisation of task for next two days
  • Start of work on task

Day 3 - Work on task:

  • Preset colour spectrum as a guideline to examine applicability within exhibition context
  • Can be translated as an exhibit, a compendium, a setting, a tool-kit etc.
  • To be formulated as a three-dimensional drawing, a visualisation, an actual object or individually reasonable
  • Team work

Day 4:

  • Work on task (morning)
  • Discussion and debriefing of task results and workshop outcomes (afternoon)

Johanna Ziemann, born in 1983, studied art and design in London, interior design (BA Hons) in Südengland, interior architecture (BA) at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle/Saale and exhibition design (MA) at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She was a tutor for the course Fundamentals of Exhibition Design taught by Prof. Ulrich Schwarz at the UdK. She has worked with Pankrath Windisch Berlin in the field of interior architecture, Gewerk Design on exhibition design as well as various independent projects. She is currently an exhibition designer at Bertron Schwarz Frey in Berlin.

Hanno Schabacker, born in 1981, studied graphic design in Freiburg im Breisgau on scholarship and graduated with honors (red dot award). He has worked in various offices in Germany and Switzerland, including for five years at the Swiss architecture magazine werk, bauen + wohnen in the field of editorial design, Bertron Schwarz Frey in Berlin in the field of exhibition graphics, and assorted corporate design projects. He is currently a graphic designer working in the areas of development and security graphics for the Federal Printing Office. He has been a member of the Type Directors Club New York since 2008 and LBA e.V. since 2010.

Run period: 01.09.2015 – 04.09.2015
Course time: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline: 04.08.2015
Course fee: EUR 450 
Min. number of participants: 12
Max. number of participants: 15

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