Crimes Against Humanity
Imperial War Museum, London, 2002
The gallery centres on a specially commissioned thirty minute film, with a small interactive area for those interested in deeper research. The film, shocking and harrowing in parts, required a design approach that spoke softly and trod carefully – we wanted to provide a space that seemed neutral and without distraction. Any choice the visitor makes about where and how to watch the films or research on the databases (alone, in a group, from the sidelines) is deliberately public, and open to observation. We felt that it was important to move the auditorium space away from associations with the comfort and anonymity of the cinema.
Client: Imperial War Museum
Size: 280 square metres
Casson Mann’s role: Lead Consultant, Exhibition Designer
Team: Graphic Thought Facility (Graphic Design), DHA Design (Lighting Design), Oktober Films (Filmmakers), Arup (Structural Engineers)