Historically, some museums have presented the histories and material cultures of peoples from the Global South in Orientalist ways. This case study explores an intentional anti-Orientalist, community-centric design process used for creating an exhibition on Indian immigrants at the Smithsonian. The presenter will discuss crowdsourcing design materials from relevant communities and choosing colors, fonts, graphics and iconic images, writing panel and label text, and rendering marketing materials.

Exhibit Planning and Design track supported by Mad Systems


  • Masum Momaya