Spielerische Installationen im Landesmuseum Zürich

Happy you have rights day

Blick in die Ausstellung "Zum Geburtstag viel Recht - 175 Jahre Bundesverfassung © Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum
Playful installations in the museum

Switzerland has had a democratic constitution for 175 years. Over the years, the legal document providing the basis for the federal state, the Swiss Federal Constitution, has changed ever so slightly. The exhibition "Happy you have rights day - 175 years of the Federal Constitution" now takes a close look at it. The focus is on fundamental and civil rights.

Together with the Landesmuseum Zurich, we designed and technically realized four playful installations for this exhibition. With them, visitors can playfully explore the field of tension between political rights, duties and personal freedom.

GET THE PASSPORT allows visitors to experience the process of obtaining Swiss citizenship in a playful way. The installation lets the players literally enter the bureaucratic labyrinth on the way to the Swiss passport. Not everyone has to overcome the same hurdles. And so there are four different paths through the forest of signs.

No matter what the charge, every person has the right to defend themselves in court. The installation OBJECTION shows this. It confronts visitors with a criminal offense and lets them live through the criminal process. The task is to object at the right time.

DARE I SAY focuses on freedom of expression according to Articles 16-17 of the Federal Constitution. Visitors ask themselves various questions: Where am I allowed to publicly criticize the head of state? Where can I stand up for homosexuality or climate protection? And where not? In the process, it becomes playfully apparent that the limits of what can be said vary greatly from country to country.

The playful installation UNDER SURVEILLANCE deals with the protection of privacy according to Article 13 of the Federal Constitution. Visitors learn what data may be collected by various institutions about individual citizens.

The scenography of the colorful exhibition was undertaken by Rappaport Szenographie Architektur.


Multilingualism and inclusion

Where text is not needed, text is omitted. Otherwise, all texts are translated and integrated in four languages: English, German, Italian and French.

Furthermore, the playful installations in the museum are designed in such a way that they can be used by visitors of different heights and also by people with mobility disabilities. Control panels (buzzers, touchscreens) are placed accordingly. For individual installations, there are additional iPad versions that visitors can play on site.


More impressions from the exhibition

The exhibition "Zum Geburtstag viel Recht. 175 Jahre Bundesverfassung" including playful installations is shown at the Landesmuseum Zurich until 16.07.2023.

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