The CHaSSMM Model of Analysis: A framework for the design of ‘difficult’ exhibitions

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Abstract

This paper examines the role of the designer in the creation of ‘difficult’ exhibitions: those that contain information related to genocide, gender violence, contested histories, war or death. Difficult exhibitions can also be viewed as a performance of ideology in the world, containing their own innate power structures. Difficult exhibitions present a unique set of challenges for designers, who engage in a type of ‘double-ended’ interpretation of living history, testimonies of trauma, and complex stakeholder interests. This paper presents the CHaSSMM Model of analysis as a framework for difficult exhibition designers to consider. Based on a theoretical foundation that combines Critical Hermeneutics with Social Semiotics and Multimodality, the aim of the CHaSSMM Model is to provide a practical scaffold to support design practice in this specific but growing field of exhibiting.

Please note this is the presentation only. A full paper has been submitted for publication in the SEGD journal, Communication + Place.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2021
EventSEGD Academic Summit 2021 - Virtual, New York, United States
Duration: 09 Jun 202110 Jun 2021
https://segd.org/workshop/2021-academic-summit

Conference

ConferenceSEGD Academic Summit 2021
Abbreviated titleExperiential Graphic Design
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York
Period09/06/2110/06/21
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