During a workshop participants make multiple curiosities – small, conceptual projects – centred around a specific (desired) topic. A range of short assignments (pressure-cooker format) help them in questioning the topic, and finding new interpretations.



The happening


How can you visualise your interpretation of an event or experience?


1st year Master Graphic Design students from AKV|St. Joost in Breda, The Netherlands

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This is what we did


This 3 day workshop is about visualising an experience by making multiple curiosities. The idea: start a (visual) dialogue about your interpretation and react on each other by visualising re-interpretations of the curiosities.

The results are mind blowing; they make you re-discover and re-interpret an experience.

A short summary of the days:

Day 1: Enter the room (the Cabinet of Curiosities) which is filled with objects, books, movies and sounds; filled with curiosities. You are free to experience the Cabinet in your own way for 5 minutes. Make a visual interpretation from your experiences and share it with the other visitors.

Day 2: Re-interpret your own curiosity while combining it with one of the other curiosities (= interpretations of the room). Visualise this re-interpretation in a new curiosity and share this with the other visitors.

Day 3: Add another layer of interpretation to your curiosity. This layer is a reaction on the interpretation from others. It is a re-interpretation of a re-interpretation of a re-interpretation of the room.

At the end of day 3 we re-build the original Cabinet of Curiosities with our own curiosities and invited others to visit and thus experience our interpretations of the original cabinet.

The result: a complete new interpretation of the Cabinet of Curiosities that has been visited on day one with (exploding)balloons, movies, (card)games, LOUD music and a custom made music track!


Some curiosities made during the workshop


A puzzle of approximate paths by Jason EdwardsA puzzle of approximate paths by Jason Edwards