The main question was: how to exhibit a book with full of text for architects? We denied to show any images and colors that may force the visually overqualified visitors to focus on texts.
How to exhibit a book and give visitors a free source of knowledge while you bookshop of the exhibition space sells the book itself?
First of all we decided to show the full process of the year-long research and divided the exhibition hall into two parts: input (books & videos) and output (recorded lectures/discussions and texts). To keep all the images out of the hall, all the books have got a uniformed imageless, black&white cover, and on the opposite wall we are printed and posted all data of the articles (number, author, title, abstract, key words, sources) without images, colors and the texts themselves. The visitors who got interested in any articles can grab a copy of the full text from the cloud which fills the middle of the room (based on the number of the text) or buy the book in the bookshop beside the exhibition hall.
Exhibition Design: Balázs Biri, Dóra Máthé
Photos: Balázs Danyi and Nikolett Antal/Képkocka
Authors/Exhibitors: András Beke, Balázs Biri, Mónika Bordás, Giap Thi Minh Trang, Zsuzsa Ilyés-Fekete, Miklós Jancsó, Béla Kerékgyártó, Péter Lassu, Dóra Máthé, Bettina Ónodi, László Radnóczi, Judit Skaliczki, Judit Soltész, Krisztina Somogyi, Péter Szabó, Tibor Tánczos, Gábor Tóth, Bence Török
Construction time: 100 man-hours
Cost of Materials: 75/225€
Special thanks to the exhibition building volunteers: Mónika Bordás, Barbara Deák, Zsuzsanna Géczi, Zsuzsa Ilyés-Fekete, Ágnes Juhász, Péter Lassu, Miklós Oroszlány, Judit Skaliczki, Gábor Tóth, Zsófi Vancsura, András Weiszkopf.