EXHIBITION DESIGN

Duration: 5 weeks

Team:

Jen Strong

Angela Piccolo

Eva Grate

Kate Degman

Alexis Bieda

 
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Mission:

In the age of “Me Too” and “Time’s Up,” a new light has been shed on sexual assault and sex culture. A lot of gray area is caused due to a general lack of understanding about consent and a big lean toward sex-shaming. When students go to college for the first time, many of them become more sexually active than they have been, and most have not received proper sex-education. This is a time where knowing the basics of safe and fun sex is crucial, but luckily a time in which it is not too late to learn. 

The Exhibit:

The Grind is a Pop-Up coffee shop and Exhibition on Sex aimed at giving college students a newer, more inclusive and positive take on sexual education. Using the metaphor that safe and consensual sex is as easy as ordering coffee, we created a comfortable a conversational space. 

The space is split up into four main topics of what sex should be: consent, protection, positive and a choice. Each topic is featured on its own illustrated wall.

Floorplan

Consensual is the first section a visitor sees as they walk in and look to the menu board to decide what drink they’d like to get. 

Protected is located inside the bakery case that would be typically be filled with pastries. A selection of different contraceptives and barriers are on display along with information about them. This encourages people to get familiar with their options and learn more about how different methods work.

Positive & Fun is located to the right of the bar and the entrance on a large wood-paneled wall. The content is split into four main categories: There is Nothing to be Ashamed of, Sex is for All, Know Yourself, and Talk About It! Each of these categories addresses a different topic within sex positivity ranging from talking about various forms of sex, masturbation, and talking with your partner about what you like. Tying in with this content, on the shelf located on the pillar in front of this wall, are various sex toys for the visitors to learn about.

 Positive & Fun is located to the right of the bar and the entrance on a large wood-paneled wall. The content is split into four main categories: There is Nothing to be Ashamed of,  Sex is for All, Know Yourself, and Talk About It! Each of these categories addresses a different topic within sex positivity ranging from talking about various forms of sex, masturbation, and talking with your partner about what you like. Tying in with this content, on the shelf located on the pillar in front of this wall, are various sex toys for the visitors to learn about.

A Choice is on the left wall in relation to the bar. The purpose of this section is to further discuss the idea of consent, especially the concept of ongoing consent and being able to say no at any point. This section also addresses the choice to pursue abstinence.

Menu

Interior

Consensual

Protected

Safe and Fun

A Choice

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