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The Archive Addition, itself and artifact concealed from public engagement, must be rediscovered, excavated from the restricted access passages it resides to display the forgotten objects it contains, and to reveal the invisible intricacies of its function to the public. The project uses experiential games of reveal and conceal as the primary driver for this liberation. Reinterpreting the restricted access hallway, the maze like offsets that organize the archive in plan are always curved, obscuring a full legibility of space from a viewer’s single vantage point. It instead offers an invitation to meander, resisting a flattened climactic image in favor of oscillating moments only activated by the movement through...

Daniel Markiewicz Penn Museum Archive Studio
University of Pennsylvania Weitzman school of Design

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