The traditional exhibition involves standing in front of a board and lecturing to your parents about what you have been studying. For the class of 2020, that isn’t enough. For the last few weeks, we have been discussing, brainstorming, and prototyping what we want to see in our exhibition. This is called a design thinking process where we “build to understand”. We first brainstormed what we personally wanted, and then we clustered with people who wanted a similar thing to form our prototyping groups. We then made both a poster that could be distributed to the public, and a video accompanied by a short paragraph explaining our idea. After that, we presented these ideas to the rest of our grade and voted on which one to go forward with. The result was a combination of an identity maze and an escape room. This project is going to be trying to open the eyes of the public to problems that few people were even aware that existed.
In the accomplishment of this project, I am excited to apply for roles in management, construction/design, and performance. I feel that management would help my skills that I have been building as a facilitator and mediator as well as let me achieve a higher understanding of how this project fits in the community as well as how we can get it to have maximum impact in the community. I enjoy assisting in the design/construction of projects because I have been involved in several projects that are hands-on and have experience with power tools and design software. I also think that being acting in the actual exhibition would be fun and a great way to engage with the public.
I don’t feel the need to be stuck to a specific set of details such as marketing, but I think that I would fit very well in the role of facilitator/manager and having the opportunity to engage in all of the departments.
In working in groups recently, I have un-intentionally taken on the role of manager in the group and I feel that I have excelled. This was because people just started looking to me for help and, since I am a quick learner, I was able to analyze what was going wrong and helps them fix it.
~Jem van Tyn