Exhibition Design for Educational Center

More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape

An exhibition design that connects environmental conditions with the lived experiences of humans, past, present and future in Boston


Graphic design and coordination for a free exhibition at the Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library


Exhibition graphic designer


Joelle Riffle


Print House (Fabrication and installation)


Exhibition Graphic Design
Exhibition Graphic Design


The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library inspires curiosity and learning, and fosters geographic perspectives on the relationships between people and places, through free and accessible collections and resources, critical interpretation and research, and K-12 and public education.

In lieu of interpreting “environmental justice” as strictly relating to green spaces or access to nature, the graphic look and feel is influenced by midcentury materials distributed by the notorious Boston governmental department, the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), formerly known as the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA).

The exhibition’s weighty topics of land dispossession, pollution, and divestment along racial lines are displayed in black and gold with heavy condensed sans serif titling.

A simple boxed design system moves visitors through stories relating to objects throughout the exhibition.