We link to TED's educational nature by imagining a TEDx-branded museum or gallery as repository of history and learning. This is filled with sculptural representations of humanity, designed to illustrate the best and worst aspects of ourselves, and functioning as an honest reflection of global society.
Modern subjects are mixed with classical sculptural forms, and the suspended animation of sculpture kindles poignant evaluation of our current position on humanity’s short timeline. Subjects balance the positive and negative, with themes of love, death, war, learning, ingenuity, destruction, classical history and technology all featured, and approached in a spirit of seriousness and honesty.
Sets and gallery rooms were designed to support each sculpture, to reflect and reinforce. The scale of the hall impresses the weight of human history upon us. The shooting is housed in and austere and zen-like contemplation courtyard. The protest occurs in an industrial-style gallery, and the marble schoolgirls stand in light-filled place of gathering. The General is isolated in a cold and lightless chamber, while the block child resides in a bright and sunlit modern gallery room.