MFT is a museum without walls. It’s Australia’s first human rights museum, aiming to shine a light on the invisible, marginalized stories of our nation and empower every Australian to be accepting and embracing of our multicultural society. The museum approached the DrawHistory team to help with their major goals – helping them generate community interest and directly asking the community what the museum’s next steps should be. As the museum received an event-specific grant, we were tasked with developing a solution to this challenge within four weeks.
To help define exactly what such a museum could look like, DrawHistory suggested that a museum built for the community should have them at its core. The DrawHistory team co-created a two-day design challenge that sprawled across a weekend, reminiscent of a tech hackathon, that invited the Perth, WA community to provide insight into how to curate and present untold stories. In the four weeks, we came up with ways to activate the venue, what activities participants would undertake, and the kinds of collateral we needed to design to make the experience meaningful.