Making Home: a place to be
For the University of Birmingham
The Exchange, Centenary Square, Birmingham
22 October – 27 November 2023
A project with Simon Leach Design
Exhibition build Standard8
AV design by Heritage Interactive
Content and text consultant Steve Slack
Photography Simon Leach Design, David Sudlow Designers
Making Home is a research exhibition created to collect people’s thoughts and opinions about what the idea of home means to them? It is 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 bigger exhibition and series of 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.