Census & Society, British Library

Exhibition design for the British Library marking the 21st Census in Britain.

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To mark the 21st Census in Britain, The British Library curated and hosted, ‘Census & Society: Why Everyone Counts’.

Morse Studio, in collaboration with Lyn Atelier, was commissioned to design the exhibition space and graphics. Our response in designing the space and graphic treatment was inspired by the unprecedented scale and detail of data generation associated with the Census. Viewers are invited to explore six themed sections—each marked by a large-scale typographic totem and assigned a distinct colour—spread across a landscape of vertically stacked cubes featuring photographs, maps, public information broadcasts and cartoons, alongside insights from the census data itself. Entrances to the space feature census-related statistics with pictograms on back-lit panels.

In collaboration with Lyn Atelier. Photography by Luke Hayes.