Uncontainable Voices is a pop-up exhibit and campaign for student activism focused on free speech on college campuses through the historical lens of the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia in 1989. The exhibit works within the restrictions of a pop-up, intended to travel to college campuses, and is paired with a student campaign that includes a poster series, iPad app, website, t-shirt, and stickers. The focus on freedom of speech and individual people’s stories influenced the expressive typography and large-scale imagery of people.
The first section, giving the historical background of the Prague Spring and Communist oppression, is closed in with plexiglass walls. Visitors can see outside, but do not have the freedom to leave. The spaces between panels are tight, only about 6' - 8', to show visitors to kind of oppression people lived with.
Markers on the floor, Photo Tex stickers, act as a wayfinding system so visitors know the most important panels to visit.
Detail of a sculpture of suspended keys so people can hear the jingling keys of the revolution. One the floor are the 10 Commandments of the Revolution, from a document created by students, standing biblical tablets.
Posters, website, and app for the campaign targeted to students. The collapsible booth at the end of the exhibit would also be duplicated to exist on campus with a representative from the campaign.