The We Are Human Rights exhibition was presented for the first time during Dutch Design Week 2018 in Eindhoven and is now moving to different places. The show displays projects on the intersection between design and human rights practices. The exhibition’s goal is not to only display a set of outcomes, but also to discuss and reflect on the possibilities discovered during this collaboration. In order to do so, it has been curated in a way that communicates to the audience the seven stories of the seven collaborations on both sensorial and practical level.
Visitors enter a stern landscape defined by an atmosphere of confinement, suggested by the brick walls and barbed wire. They are guided through this space by an audio tour in which the voice of the narrator leads the visitors. Each visitor receives an individual headset, and is thus immersed into an intimate, and at times confronting experience. Through a combination of narration and interviews, the audience is invited to explore the conceptual landscape of the variety of human rights issues and design proposals at hand, with moments of interaction, rest and reflexion.
The societal and cultural values of this exhibition were made clear during Dutch Design Week 2018 by the overwhelming amount of positive reviews we received. The audio tour format raised empathy and awareness in a stimulating way, and thus made possible to guide both expert and general audiences through the complexity of the topic.
For this reason, we have chosen to make it available for further audiences and occasions as a traveling exhibition.
The exhibition can be booked for periods spanning from 1 to 3 months. Moreover, the curatorial concept is adaptable to spaces of various size and qualities. It can be expanded and reduced according necessities. If you would like to book the We Are Human Rights exhibition, or would like more information, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org