March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 36 December 2011


Porchaikina Natalia V.

Associate Professor, Chair of Interior Design, Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Art, Krasnoyarsk, Russia


The article considers an experience in the application of a research-based teaching approach at Krasnoyarsk State Institute of Art, where art exhibition design has become a part of the teaching and learning process involving several disciplines at once. The research-based approach consists in examining design methods and techniques and their use at all stages of art exhibition design. In the course of designing an exhibition, students are engaged in research, experimenting, design, and creative activities.

Specifically, a sketch design of exhibition proposed by the teaching staff for realisation by students served as a basis for creating an exhibition space in which the participants of the exhibition were offered to have look at the design process from a research point of view, checking their design ideas directly in the exhibition space instead of doing it on paper or computer.

The students managed to express, using modern-day exposition techniques, the image of a creative art research laboratory. Also, the exhibition was realised as a set of activities of an educational and methodological character, with performances, master classes, competitions, an online workshop, a round table, and mini-exhibitions. This first experience in exhibitioning has shown its relevance to the teaching and learning process. In this context, students are not limited as to the means of representation, and they act with greater freedom and interest than when performing traditional course assignments. Thus, exhibition as a methodological platform allows one to shape creative thinking, grow professionally, check theoretical knowledge against practice, respond quickly to the design brief and resolve successfully design challenges.

Key words: space laboratory, exposition space, student training projects, art exposition

Russian text of this article

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