During the past few weeks we have been working on a social action piece. Our social action piece is designing and prototyping our mask project exhibition. We started by brainstorming what we would like our exhibition to be like. We all agreed that we wanted something different than a classic stand and speak exhibition. We then separated into groups based on what we wanted the exhibition to be like. My group consisted of four people, our main idea was to have a structured tour through each agent of socialization. We then had to make a prototype for our idea. We could either make a storyboard or a poster that shows how our exhibition would run. After completing that goal we then had to make a list of people that we would invite to the exhibition. Our list consisted of around seven people. We then had to compose an email that we sent to each of the people we thought should be there. We had to write a summary of how our exhibition prototype worked and link a video that we made giving a summary of what they would learn at this exhibition. Then as a class we voted on which prototype idea was our favorite and would work best as an exhibition.
There are a few problems that this exhibition is trying to address. The main problem we are addressing is breaking the cycle of socialization. The cycle of socialization is telling people to stay with the status quo and not fan out from what they have been told to do. This exhibition is also teaching us that we can make our own ideas that stray away from a classic stand and deliver exhibition.
There are multiple things that excite me about this exhibition. The biggest part that excites me is that we get to design our exhibition. This is different than anything that I have done in the past with exhibitions. The teachers would always do it for us and we just had to show up on time. Something that also excites me is that it is not a stand and deliver. This is something that really lets us show our creativity and what we learned over the past few months. I am also excited that we can pick our roles in the exhibition and being on the videography crew would be great.