Showcasing Community Connections Through Digital Signage
Dwight Storring was completing his Artist in Residence project, Neighbourhood Voices, at the City of Kitchener when he started thinking about a way the share the work he’d been creating with people across the city.
He had gathered a series of 16 stories about the lives of everyday people living in Kitchener and he hit upon the idea of a traveling exhibition of the mini-documentaries that would tour the Kitchener’s network of community centres and other civic buildings.
Stories ranged from a young woman who began taking recreational dance classes at her community centre as a child and now teaches the same dance classes, to a retiree living in the Forest Heights neighbourhood who sets up tables and chairs for the weekly bridge club at the community centre.
Dwight knew his library of videos needed the perfect solution to display them.
“I did a lot of internet searching. I wanted something that would secure the tablet and still look good. I’ve been to museums where tablet stands are used, but they looked very institutional – unwelcoming.”
“When I saw the colours and designs Armodilo offered, I was impressed. I couldn’t believe the products were built right here in Waterloo Region,” says Dwight.
The Floor with it’s built-in graphic banner was the ideal way to engage Kitchener residents to watch and be inspired by their neighbours’ stories.
Dwight says the Floor is “beautifully designed in a compact form. I think it’s a wonderful product”.
Our Floor model will be travelling between community centres in Kitchener throughout 2016 and will then visit a variety of local libraries, office spaces and schools in hopes of spreading the word about the power of community.
Watch the videos here.