When the Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute relocated their office, the consortium of Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media (Halifax, Nova Scotia) helped create a welcoming environment that speaks directly to the organization’s African heritage.
Interested in additional perspectives on graphic design, the editor at Applied Arts Magazine approached John deWolf of Form:Media to be a regular contributor to their quarterly publication. In particular, the editorial team was interested in benefiting from deWolf’s experience in the field of experiential graphic design.
At 9:04 am, on December 6, 1917, Halifax weathered a devastating explosion. A wartime city (equilibrium) endured a devastating explosion (disruption), is rescued and re-imagined (resolution) and rose anew (new equilibrium). From an experiential graphic design perspective, this project presented an opportunity to explore notions of the narrative.
Designed by AldrichPears Associates, this flight-themed science gallery is a permanent exhibit at the new waterfront home of Discovery Centre, Nova Scotia’s hands-on science center.
The Flight Gallery explores invention and innovation through the lens of flight and aircraft maintenance, and features open-ended exhibits that encourage visitors to experiment, test and re-try to learn more about how the world works through a science-STEM lens.
In 1917 an unprecedented explosion dramatically changed the history and landscape of Halifax. A multidisciplinary collaboration between Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) resulted in the renewal of a public park replete with a deconstructed approach to memorializing the tragedy—just in time for its hundredth anniversary.