Latvians are a diverse crowd. Especially when living in different environments, countries, continents. The challenge for the exhibition was to reveal the multeity within Latvian diaspora - a community formed by personalities.
(Photo: R. Kārkls)
For the exhibition we created a "crowd" of around 100 elements - each with it's own individual character, that could communicate the rich cultural variety of the Latvian diaspora
The exhibition is planned to be displayed in different cities around Latvia, therefore a precondition for the design was to ensure mobility. Exhibition elements are based upon the size of a standard plywood board to facilitate efficient transportation. The elements are fixed together in right angles to create stable, three-dimensional structures. Each panel is cut in a shape that corresponds to one of the 4 themes of the exhibition thus signaling the content of the exhibit.
Location: Travelling exhibition
Curator: Latvians Abroad - museum and research centre
Architecture: GAISS (Kārlis Melzobs, Arnita Melzoba)
Graphic design: Associates, Partners et Sons
Photography: Ansis Starks