Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage ︎
2016 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
“The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is a research and educational unit of the Smithsonian Institution that produces the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, exhibitions, documentary films and videos, symposia, publications, and educational materials.”
During my summer at CFCH, I designed and illustrated for a range of projects including large format event and environmental wayfinding signage for the festival, and smaller print related material.
“At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, experience music, dance, crafts, foodways, storytelling, and other living traditions from around the world. Our goal is to work with communities to strengthen and preserve their cultures and share them with you on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.“ - https://festival.si.edu/
*Designed “On The Move” Sign for this educational tent
The festival is held on the National Mall every summer for two weeks. The festival presents a cultural dialogue in music, craftsmanship, work, food, and words.
The two programs at the festival in Summer 2016 were called Sounds of California and Basque, Innovation by Culture. At the festival, they had many different tents set up where they showed tourists how they make shoes, play sports, representation of their working-class careers and even perform various dances from different regions while wearing traditional attire.
Other environmental signage I created: