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The exhibition "Regelwerk" was designed during the forth semester in my main subject Exhibition Design. In order to create an interesting space for everyday objects, my partner and I had to create an concept with the help of students from the University Tübingen and their study path Empirical Cultural Studies.  The exhibits we had to work with, were from the University of design Ulm (HfG Ulm), Roericht collection and a collection from the LUI. The students from Tübingen researched about the given exhibits out of the collections, and had to pick eight object pairs which are interrelated. The decision about the object pairs were discussed within the group which took a long time of the semester, but we learned how to enforce us, and to explain design decisions to outsiders. The exhibits were objects from everyday life but follow certain rules, like the rule of functionality. 
Our team wanted to visualize the design rulesof the everyday objects, so we created a modular unit, which should be a metaphor for frame, and within the frame would be the exhibit, held by threads, which are a metaphor for the rules. As the modular units are the Corporate Identity of the exhibition, the title is “Regelwerk“, meaning body of rules. 
The exhibition starts with a prologue where visitors can see objects on a time-line describing design trends. From the prologue it goes to the main exhibition where the object pairs have a clear visitor orientation, so visitors close with the final room, the epilogue. In this last room, post its stick on the wall with single adjectives and visitors can excogitate about the exhibition adding more post its on the wall. 
We build a 1:1 model of the first object pair out of plain wood, which we choose because it is recyclable and easy to transport. The whole exhibition is completed in Cinema4D, so you can have a first impression on how the rooms and the object pairs would look like.
The task was set as a competition, because at the end of the semester, the winning concept should be realized in Ulm. As we had a fresh new idea with the wooden module units, our concept won the competition and was realized in 2015/2016 by the next forth semester students.
Concept Model
Realization of the Exhibition
In cooperation with Melanie Rücker.
Master students (organisation, counterpart): Jonas Heilgeist, Margarethe Prokofiev, Jasmin Hellmann
Students from the LUI
Supervisor: Prof. Marc Guntow, Prof. Dr. Dagmar Rinker
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