Emily Jaques and Bob Belote work at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. It's a busy place where visitors test exhibits to their limits. Emily and Bob make sure nothing breaks.
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Design Museum Japan
BY TAKU SATOH
@ VOL 96
ON NOV 01, 2012
Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. Here, he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)
Testing Rebar’s PARK[ing] Day initiative at DJCAD Dundee
BY ANDY MILLIGAN
@ VOL 28
ON JUL 06, 2016
Andy Milligan is a spatial researcher and educator at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee. He leads the Interior Environmental Design programme, and, since 2013, has used Rebar’s improvisational PARK[ing] Day initiative as a platform to introduce design students to collective creative action and urban interventions at a local / global scale.
The creatures of the Geffrye Museum
BY SONIA SOLICARI
@ VOL 13
ON APR 27, 2017
The Geffrye Museum has been offering up its space to PechaKucha London since last year, so it was only fitting that the new Cheif Exectuive Sonia Solicari of The Geffrye Museum gave a talk at Vol 13!
In this PechaKucha Sonia uncovers all of the delightful creatures that are hidden and tucked away in the Geffrye Museum, such as rats, thrushes and other uncovered gems.
Immersive Interactions: Becoming Duke
BY MICHAEL WILSON
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 05, 2017
Michael Wilson is an exhibit designer at the Bishop Museum, before that he worked in educational technology for museums, makerspaces, and universities in California, New Mexico, and NYC. While working at Hawai‘i’s premier cult place of the Muses, he was tasked with telling the story of Duke Kahanamoku. The presentation is specifically about the technical difficulty of allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the story of Duke’s longest ride, one of the greatest surf adventures of all time.
Sweden's first design museum
BY SVANTE HELMBAEK TIRÉN
@ VOL 59
ON MAY 18, 2017
Today Stockholm is unique in not having an independent design museum. In the late 19th century however, there was a museum project intended to become something like a Swedish V&A. It was the Applied Arts Museum of Svenska Slöjdföreningen (today known as Svensk Form), started in 1872. Art historian / curator Svante Helmbaek Tirén takes us through the history with 20 slides…
The Importance of Free Play
BY KAREN KATZ
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 24, 2016
Karen Katz has 18 years of experience developing and designing exhibits. Her BA in Anthropology and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design earned her the position as the Director of Exhibits for the Cleveland Children's Museum. But it was her experience as a parent that taught her the importance of free play which amplified her ability to design truly impactful exhibits for children.