Generating respect for the law is a three-part exhibition at the Humanitarium, the conference centre of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva. It was open to the public from early 2016 to early 2017. The theme and concept of this exhibition were developed by the Law and Policy Forum in collaboration with the Archives of the ICRC. The exhibition was divided into three eras: (1) 1864-1949, Engaging with States, (2) 1950-1989, The law of war during the Cold War, and (3) 1990-2016, Humanitarian law in a connected yet divided world.
THE VISUAL CONCEPT
Yellow tape going through the exhibit space functioned as a reference to the chronological sense of the exhibit concept (timeline/linear) as well as visual guide on how to view the exhibit. This graphic detail aims to embody the continuing bold work of the ICRC in promoting and generating respect for International Humanitarian Law. Flat icons were also developed to signify the three parts of the exhibit series which translated to the evolution of types of conflicts (States vs. States, States vs. Non-states, Global level/new forms of violence).