Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library:
Interactive Installation Series

 

Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library:
Interactive Installation Series

Site photography: ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño

Working with AllofUs, we were invited by Ralph Appelbaum Associates to design and build a series of interactive and digital installations for the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Nigeria. 

Located at Abeokuta, Ogun State, the Presidential Library, which opened in 2017, acts as a national archive for the preservation of documents and materials used by the former President during his tenure as the president of Nigeria. The digital pieces, which feature though the museum, consists of a series of interpretive touch-screens, interactive kiosk games, linear sequences and a giant interactive wall. 

I was responsible for the concept and content development, as well the interaction direction for this project.

Plan of Library

Plan of Library

 

Chicken Farmer Game & Democratic President Game
Through a series of multi-choice questions, the Chicken Farmer Game and Democratic President Game offer entertaining ways to educate visitors about the basic principles of running a successful farm, and a democratic presidential election.

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Chicken Farmer Game​

Chicken Farmer Game​

Chicken Farmer Game​

Chicken Farmer Game​

Chicken Farmer Game​

Chicken Farmer Game​

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

Democratic President Game

 

Artefact Interactive Tables
Embedded into each of the six large artefact display tables, that span the entire length of the library, sit interpretive interactive touch-screens. These interactives allow visitors to discover and learn about six key ‘moments’ in Obasanjo’s life. 

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

Artefact Interactive Tables

 

Performance Spaces
The Performance Spaces are circulated throughout the library. Using a sound and animation sequence, these immersive cones brings to life the stories and key artefacts from Obasanjo’s life.

Performance Spaces

Performance Spaces

 

Nigerian Child
This roleplaying game allows young visitors to discover how, as a Nigerian citizen, they can contribute to Nigeria’s future. By dressing up from a choice of professions and posing in front of a related backdrop, they can have their photo taken thereby imagining what it would be like to be a member that field. Their photos will then appear in a series of photo frames, arranged within a living-room setting.

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

Nigerian Child

 

Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall
Spanning 10 metres, the Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall displays a dynamic, ever-changing collage of visitor photos as well as content from the different regions of Nigeria. By using coloured ribbons and the photos taken from the Nigerian Child booths the wall unifies the diverse elements throughout the library, in a meaningful and engaging manner. As visitors move towards the wall the coloured ribbons will emerge out of the central map of Nigeria and gravitate towards them displaying the photos from the Nigerian Child booths. At times the photos will be used to form the words “Unity” and “Diversity”.

Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall

Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall

Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall

Unity in Diversity Interactive Wall