Metaphor, a design studio that translates complex and topical ideas in a relatable way to audiences, has been invited to get involved in the University of Birmingham’s Public Engagement Day. This virtual event will take place on Friday 9 July and includes expert speakers alongside a range of workshops, training sessions and more.
One strand is the ‘Engaging audiences with research workshops’. As part of this, Metaphor will be giving a behind the scenes look at how it has been designing a research-led exhibition for the University, called ‘The Air We Breathe’. The talk will be led by Matthew Hempstead, Content Developer, and Jonathan Joanes, Designer.
Exploring clean air and climate change
This exhibition will explore the complex topic of air quality and the effect it can have on health, the climate and the environment. Metaphor has stepped up to the challenge of communicating this complicated issue in an engaging and easy to understand way, using its creativity to create impactful interactive and immersive displays.
The project aims to show how the University is tackling the challenge, but also to inspire them to take individual action. The temporary exhibition will be open in September.
“We are delighted to have been invited by the University of Birmingham to deliver a workshop at their Public Engagement Day,” says a spokesperson for the company.
“‘The Air We Breathe’ is an incredibly important exhibition raising awareness and understanding of a highly topical issue, climate change and we look forward to sharing how we are designing this exhibition in more detail.”
Metaphor is a trusted studio that offers masterplanning, exhibition design and architecture services, as well as offering shared learning opportunities to future clients’ audiences. The family-run business was founded in 2000 and celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year.
Its goal is to inform audiences, provoke thoughtful conversations and inspire change through innovative design and creative storytelling. Previous clients include the V&A, the United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial and the Museum of the Order of St John.