Page at a Time

Design Challenge:

To implement a developmentally appropriate museum-based interdisciplinary program for fifth-grade students, employing bookmaking as the vehicle to explore a variety of issues at The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, a museum of art and design in Miami Beach.

Claudia’s Involvement:

As part of the preparation for creating the books for this exhibit, I worked with the students, classroom, and art teachers who visited The Wolfsonian a number of times, received tours of the collection, and participated in hands-on bookmaking activities. The students then worked collaboratively in their classes to identify a conflict and develop a visual concept for addressing the subject, including deciding on a format for their book. Each student then created his or her own page of the book as part of the class project. The projected culminated in a student exhibition, and I worked alongside the curatorial and exhibitions department to install it.

I also coordinated the production and print of the Page at a Time catalogue which is also available as a print-on-demand book titled “Facing Conflict: 10 Years of Page at a Time.” The 70-page catalog documents the first 10 years of the program, including photographs of all books produced in during that time as well as an in-depth look at five of the books.

Page at a Time (2008-11).The Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami Beach, FL.