Exhibition Design: Creating a Narrative

A look at the multidimensional elements involved in designing exhibitions

10 Apr 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ace Hotel
100 Shoreditch High Street
E1 6JQ London



This four-part series of talks looks at the process of conceiving and constructing large-scale exhibitions via the opinions of some of the most influential curators, historians, producers and designers.

Exhibition Design: Creating a Narrative

Exploring the multidimensional elements that are involved in designing exhibitions - from the collaboration of complex, multi-layered teams and ideas, to the execution of the physical and the virtual space. How are exhibition designers creating a narrative to excite, inform and challenge their audiences? This talk pulls on insider knowledge of some of the most inspiring set designers and producers working to stage these stories.

Curator & Talks Host

Katie Baron is a London-based writer, content director, brand strategist and futurist with extensive experience within the fashion, retail and design industries. A recognised force in futurism she is also the global Head of Retail (Trends, Insights & Innovations) at

She is a regular contributor to and, a founding member of LCF’s future-scoping think-tank Digital Anthropology Lab and is the author of two books on visual culture - Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries and Fashion + Music: Fashion Creatives Shaping Pop Culture.


Andrés Ros Soto is a London-based 3D designer. Specialising in the design of exhibitions for museums and public institutions, Ros Soto works in close collaboration with exhibition teams to communicate complex narratives through engaging spatial design. As such, Ros Soto has been the lead designer on many national and international exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include: Elizabeth Frink: Humans and Other animals, SCVA (2018); Mission to Mercury: BepiColombo, Science Museum (2018); Ayurvedic Man, Wellcome Collection (2017); Superstructures: The New Architecture 1960-1990, SCVA (2018); Beyond the Lab, Science Museum (2016) and One and All, National Trust / Somerset House (2015). Whilst at Ben Kelly Design, Ros Soto was the lead designer for British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, V&A (2012).


EXHIBITIONism is a talk series. Talks can be booked individually or if you want to attend the three remaining talks please select the 'Series Pass' for £37.50.

20 March - Agents of Provocation: Art + Subculture

10 April - Exhibition Design: Creating a Narrative

22 May - Future of the Exhibition: Digital, Sensorial, Immersive


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Image: ‘Ungmang’, 2018, installation view, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul. Courtesy: Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul; photograph: Sang-Tae Kim


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