For the University of Birmingham
at The Exchange, Centenary Square, Birmingham
22 October – 30 November 2022
A project with Simon Leach Design
Text consultant Steve Slack
Exhibition build and graphic production by Standard8
AV design by Heritage Interactive
Find out more
University of Birmingham project website
Photography Simon Leach Design, David Sudlow Designers
Making Home was a research exhibition created to collect people’s thoughts and opinions about what the idea of home means to them? It was a project by the University of Birmingham designed to help inform ongoing research into homelessness, migration and an ageing population. The findings will feed into a series of special projects in 2023.
We worked with Simon Leach Design and Heritage Interactive to create a colourful, modular exhibition design, which can be reconfigured for future uses. The gallery space at The Exchange was formally a safety deposit box vault – its low ceiling and restricted fixing points posing unique design challenges. The exhibition is centred around inviting visitors to leave their mark, by placing a dot against an answer they agree with most, by writing or drawing a postcard, or by leaving a video message.