Hopkins Center Design Workshops
Changeable Project Exhibit
Collaboration with others is fundamental to the nature and success of design projects. If the designer is receptive to good ideas from the client, the intern, the printer, the fabricator, the craftsman, and other professionals, the result will be better than the designer could achieve alone. Collaboration with another designer who shares a similar vision and an understanding of the problem-solving process can be especially rewarding.
Peter Robbie, noted product design consultant and instructor at Dartmouth’s Thayer School, asked Charles Gibson to collaborate on a changeable display to showcase projects from the Hopkins Center Design Workshops.
Permanently installed near the Courtyard Cafe, conventional photographic prints of student projects from the ceramics studio, wood shop, metal shop and jewelry studio are dry-mounted on masonite panels pre-cut to fit a completely contiguous and interlocking layout. The panels attach to a continuous framed Velcro surface via mating Velcro strips. Existing image modules can be removed and updated with new project photos as needed.