Luminous Wayfinding Signboards，Installation Design
Sinan Mansions is a historic architectural landscape in Shanghai’s urban space, where early 20th-century garden residences merge with the contemporary shopping experience. The annual SINAN Modern Age Art Festival begins in late fall at the Sinan Mansion with the presentation of a number of outdoor public artworks and cultural activities that enrich the cultural experiences for residents in this area.
In 2019, Acts and Pathway’s participated in the preparation of the event by designing the guide system for the festival. Rather than beginning the creative process with graphic design, Acts and Pathway’s reflected on the possibilities of the wayfinding system in the logic of spatial design. We installed the wayfinding system based on the existing dynamic of the city block and integrated it into the existing design of the building. We replaced the usual graphic design implemented in signs with a guiding textual language. The color of the signs really pops out at night, giving you the feeling that someone is in front of you guiding you to your destination.