exhibit design and development at the exploratorium in san francisco, ca.
As an Exhibit Development Intern, I worked with a team of engineers, graphic designers, researchers, writers, and other developers to create new exhibits at The Exploratorium, a museum in San Francisco, CA that utilizes inquiry-based learning to demonstrate human and natural phenomena.
I worked on the Self, Made project wherein I had the incredible challenge and opportunity to physicalize social science phenomena and design for a widely diverse audience. I also had the chance to work with my hands; because my desk was in the exhibit development shop, I could shift seamlessly from researching and sketching ideas to building and testing them — and, I’m happy to share, one of my exhibits will be in the show! Overall, it was truly a meaningful experience to explore the facets and drivers of identity and create physical artifacts that enable visitors to have their own explorations in regard to these topics.
So, what was the process like? We are currently in the final fabrication phase, therefore images and content of the exhibit itself cannot be posted until the show launches in Summer 2019 but I can share them upon request! Or, even better, I encourage you to come visit the Exploratorium and keep an eye out for an exhibit titled “Mixed Bag”.