© 2018 by Gina Mollett.

Pop-Up Courtroom

National Justice Museum, Nottingham

From May to September 2017, I was commissioned to produce three Pop-up Courtrooms for the National Justice Museum to deliver outreach work within schools in Nottingham, Manchester and London. I developed a concept that explored the playground as a site of creativity and conflict resolution for children and produced a series of gameboards. The shapes of the boards were taken from the traditional courtroom design and were applied with printed graphics inspired by the surface design of playground materials. 

 

I worked collaboratively with a Learning Resources Creator and team of volunteers to develop a series of games that would support the children to learn about the evolution of laws that specifically related to them e.g. child labour, education, corporal punishment and imprisonment. I was interested in the evolution of law, as something that had been shaped over time by the individuals that had stood up for the rights of others.