Canadian Museum for Human Rights
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is set in a spectacular new building in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It aims to be a centre of learning that is ‘dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights.’ The building holds eleven thought-provoking galleries that are implemented using an approach to inclusive design that aims to set new Canadian and world standards for universal accessibility. Gagarin had the honour of designing three interactive installations that contribute to the museum’s aim of creating an engaging experience with human rights that will inspire lasting and meaningful change in visitors. Gagarin worked in close collaboration with the exhibit designer Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA).
We applaud the efforts of this firm for its acknowledgement and dedication to challenging our responsibility to make our museums and institutions open and accessible to all. The methodologies practiced in this project should illustrate that it is not enough to simply adhere to government accessibility guidelines by rote. SEGD Design Award Jury
We must see access to information as a core value of our culture and continue to challenge ourselves to expand the opportunity of information and experience. SEGD Design Award Jury