Gathering the Voices is an organisation thats aim is to “gather, contextualise and digitise oral testimony from men and women who sought sanctuary in Scotland to escape the racism of Nazi-dominated Europe. Initially we are focusing on 'survivors' living in the Glasgow area.”
They approached Glasgow Caledonian University and asked the 4th year Graphic Design, Product Design and Interior Design student to work with them on developing a portable exhibition that could travel around the world at various events,
telling the stories of the survivors that sought sanctuary in Scotland during WWII.
This was a group project designed and visualised by Liam Penman, Jamie Nolan, Karen Moodie, Eilidh Macintyre, Andrew McMillan and myself.
The outcome we produced was a structure that came in the form of a cube that could be unpacked at any location and set up according to the scale and size of the venue in use. The structure is made out of hollow wooden blocks that when packed away comes together to form a cube, suggesting the idea of the survivors integration into Scotland and society.
Within these hollow blocks are graphics boards, which roll out presenting the content and information for the exhibition. The boards consist of anecdotes from the survivors of the holocaust and a timeline that runs in-junction with the events of WWII. The exhibition was designed to be split up into sections so their stories were easy to follow and piece together.
As a centre piece to the exhibition, two transparent perspex maps were designed to pin point where each survivors journey began and finished, these maps - when directly lined up - show their complete journey for the users to follow.