Despite their dynamism, many of the thirty-seven industrial enterprises throughout the Pyrenees-Orientales in southern France are far from visible to the general public eye.
The exhibit “Industries de la Catalogne française: tradition et innovation” produced by the University of Perpignan in partnership with the Museu de la Ciencia de la Tecnica de Catalunya (mNACTEC), located in Terrassa (Barcelona), and the Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées Region, looked at the transformation of these industries from the 19th century to the present day.
Four forms of renewal were presented: the patrimonialization of disused sites, the conversion of the means of production, the transition to new sectors and the emergence of innovative activities, and industries were divided into seven areas: textiles, paper, forestry resources, food processing, mining and quarrying, energy and chemicals.
My contribution included the design of 32 panels in two languages, French and Catalan, studio photography of objects, design of an installation guide, a 36-page catalog, and a 30-page children’s guide. Scenography included the conception and construction of 35 plastic pvc frames, each measuring 1m x 2m. These clipped together, allowing easy assembly and dis-assembly of the entire structure, as the exhibit first opened in Perpignan, southern France, and then moved to Spain, where it is presently touring the country for the next 2 years, finally to return to France and Montpellier.
Project Deliverables: Scenography, Panels Design, Studio Photography, Catalog Design, Children’s Educative Guide Design, Posters and other marketing material.