Ruins, Memory, and the Imagination: Menokin Revealed
“In the spring of 2013, architecture professor Jorge Silvetti led twelve Harvard Graduate School of Design students through an exploration of the complex design and interpretive questions surrounding the c.1769 Menokin site. This exhibition focuses on the students innovative solutions for the evocative crumbling ruins and surrounding landscape at this five hundred acre site in Virginia’s Northern Neck” – Menokin Revealed exhibition, January 2014
After completing a design studio under the same title at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, I was asked by the Menokin Foundation to do the graphic design for an exhibition that would feature the student work. A bit less than a year later, the show was installed at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond. In order to showcase the quality of this work, I created clean, minimal layouts that put the focus on the content. Two contrasting typefaces are used to capture the juxtaposition of old-world architecture and modern design that is present in most of the projects.