Exhibition: The Development House
Client: The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Oslo, Norway
Norad wanted to establish an arena where young people could meet, learn about and engage in the challenges and dilemmas linked to development issues. The goal was to contribute to greater knowledge and to increase reflection, debate and commitment to development cooperation.
Expology created a permanent exhibition with interactive installations, a space for temporary exhibitions and an experiential learning game where three groups together create a plan for how they will combat poverty and generate development in two fictitious countries. The visitors gain knowledge about why Norway is engaged in development cooperation, dilemmas within development cooperation and the relationship between aid and development. The main target group is youth in the age of 15-25, but the experiences within the centre have a broad appeal.
The Development House was closed down by Norad at the end of 2013. Part of the exhibition was moved to the Children (and Youth) Peace World in Moss at the end of 2014.