Display by Design: Transformation of Museum Space

The lecture title and its theoretical content have been highly influenced from the post-structuralist discourse developed after 1980’s. Theoretical shifts in historiography that had started questioning the linear flow of events and underlined the significance of memory and fragmented remembrance over institutionalized history; the developments in linguistic theories that presented the notorious arbitrary relationship between signifier and signified and the diachronic and synchronic strata of meanings associated with objects; the developments in visual culture that suggested a shift from the classical viewer to modern observer had formed the foundations of this program. The known aphorism: <<Museum “Dis-play” is a “Visual-Play”>> will be the motto of the applied project, which will aim to create a dynamic, interactive, flexible and aesthetic display environment.
ISA Lecture- Institute of Advanced Studies, (31January 2017)


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Citation Formats
A. Savaş Sargın, “Display by Design: Transformation of Museum Space,” presented at the ISA Lecture- Institute of Advanced Studies, (31January 2017), Bologna, Italy, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/76219.