TBI: Youth, Heritage and the City
Bottom-up strategy development for Idrija, Slovenia
The “TBI: youth, city and heritage” project was the response of a team of 30 young professionals from 7 countries to the identified demographic, social, economic, cultural, communication, political and spatial challenges and potentials of the town of Idrija, the world’s former second largest mercury mine and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For this project, we were tasked to research and visualize data regarding local socio-economic trends and to generate a visual structure for the solutions outlined by the international team. Using the metaphor of mercury, considered by alchemists to represent the first chemical element, and the structure of the periodic table of elements, we developed the graphic design for the entire exhibition organized in a former mine shaft as well as in the Architecture Museum in Ljubljana.