The world around us is our own constant scenography. When it makes the most sense, it supports and promotes great interaction and experiences between people and things. Consider the bench under an old oak on a hilltop, the one really good table at a well designed restaurant or the secret hiding places of your childhood home. If you utilize the possibilities waiting in the physical space correctly, the world can become more than just background and a framework for the experiences of our lives. It can create them.
Scenographer Eva Wendelboe approaches the interaction fields from the perspective of physical space: how it can form an experience and become and integrated part of a narrative, interactive and social concept.
At Alibis for Interaction, Eva will present her findings so far in methods and tools for creating spaces that make sense. Based on 15 years of projects, her knowledge and questions within spatial experience design will be the starting point of the talk.
She will cover interactive scenography; look at how spatial environments can change behavioural patterns, and how one can integrate the spatial factor in interactive concepts.
So is it worth prioritising the design of physical environments, when we create events, conferences, offices, digital installation and what kind of impact does it have if we do so?
In 1999, Eva got her MA degree in scenography in Utrecht, Holland. Before that educational turn she was about to become a classical set-designer, with a potential future in the theatre and film industry.
The Holland experience changed her perspective on how scenography could be used and opened a sphere of opportunities only imagination could limit. Experiments, labs and mixed media staging’s followed.
Now Eva works with scenography for events, work environment, museums/exhibitions and with scenography as happenings and co-created processes. Her company Alba Nowik Production often collaborates with other disciplines such as interaction designers, musicians or anthropologists among others.
During her carreer she designed ritual spaces for the celebration of naming, sensory walks for kids about death, total concepts for official events in public administrations, pop-up scenography as add ons for exhibitions, interior scenography for public institutions and private companies and a number of process spaces.