focusing on personal stories and reflection
A new museum in which the history of that place becomes palpable: the oppression, the injustice, and the fear. During the Second World War, around 47,000 prisoners were held at Kamp Amersfoort, a prison camp as well as a transit camp. The redesigned area, the architecture, and the exhibition in the new museum illustrate what went on in there. The exhibition tells the stories of the prisoners, a helper, and the perpetrators. Who were they? The impressive video footage in black and white reveals what life in the camp was like.
A large map on the wall shows the transports of prisoners coming in and going out. They were seen and treated as mere numbers. But they regain their names and faces through the gigantic portraits printed on the pillars. Their belongings are displayed in the drawers below the images, and their personal stories can be heard. In a social VR experiment, visitors experience the effects of peer pressure, authority, and trust. Finally, there is room for reflection. What did I just see and hear? What traces do I leave behind?
- client national monument kamp amersfoort
- year 2021
- www kampamersfoort.nl
- concept & exhibition design tinker imagineers
- construction & hardware flink
- vr experience tinker imagineers, yipp, shosho, bureaumaike, leiden university
- light design heinzloopstra lightdesign
- soundscape reflection room studio rockfish
- architect inbo
- landscape architect juurlink+geluk
- photography mike bink