We wanted to share the joy of storytelling, emotional journeys and exhibition design with the students. We proposed the site of Pankhurst Centre in Manchester and briefed the students to create an experiential design proposal transitioning through three adjoining spaces, celebrating women through the choice of either an Object, an Event based on sound or the Story of the cotton industry.
Mather & Co kicked off the unit by introducing ourselves and presenting the brief. We then held drop one-to-one sessions with students, where we provided them with feedback and encouraging words before their final submission. Mather & Co were excited to be invited to the final exhibition, where the students presented printed banners, 3D models, audiovisuals, and even project relevant food!
We were very pleased with the variety of work we saw at the final presentation, where Managing Director Kim, Leanne and Mette attended to review the work. The students had interpreted the brief in very different ways, and through the quality of work produced in was clear that the students had been passionate and interested in the world of experience design. It was great to hear the students present their work to us and we were impressed with their confidence and professional attitude.
We were excited to see students produce ‘emotionometers’ exploring the feelings of visitors in their proposed designs and thought-out schematics of themes and stories. It was evident to us that the students are interested in storytelling, and we saw many projects that were personal to the students own lived experiences. We hope that this is something they will take with them in their further careers, as we truly believe in the magic of stories in all designed spaces.
Well done to all the students involved!