Seminars & Design Workshops
The aim of the theory seminars are to familiarize students with conceptual problems they will face during the process of designing an exhibition or a museum, as well as ideological conflicts, stereotypes and social discourses they will have to take into account. During the seminars, the students listen to presentations by distinguished speakers and discuss with them, for two consecutive days, topics related to history, ideology, memory, trauma, representation, cultural theory and the production of meaning.
Design workshops simulate the working environment for curators and exhibition designers. Given a specific collection and a specific exhibition space, the task of the students is to produce the concept, the narrative and finally also the final design proposition for an exhibition.
MEANING AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
Professor Ian Brown, Chair of the dpt of Anthropology, University of Alabama, commented and evaluated our workshop on conceptual and architectural design.