Circa 1948

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Vancouver, Surrey & Toronto, Canada
Exhibit Type
Interactive Exhibit, Traveling Exhibit
National Film Board
700 SF

The Dare

To develop a simple, cost effective design for remounting NFB’s interactive, immersive experience, Circa 1948.

Authored by the NFB in collaboration with Vancouver’s Stan Douglas, the experience debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. But the project had not been displayed in it’s home city. With a local audience keen to enjoy the installation, the National Film Board called Double Dare Design to help bring Circa 1948 home.

The Outcome

Circa 1948 transports it’s audience to post-WWII Vancouver in a projection-mapped room. As guests explore the virtual realm by moving through the physical space, they encounter historic characters and hear personal narratives along the way.
Working with many existing assets from the original exhibition in Tribeca, Double Dare worked with the NFB to: analyze traffic flow patterns; strategize security and accessibility issues; make recommendations regarding the display of existing graphic panels; and develop a colour palette that unified all the elements.
The exhibition was successfully remounted in Vancouver in the Simon Fraser University Woodwards and Surrey campuses. It then travelled to Toronto for a stint in the Luminato Festival at the Hearn Generating Station.

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