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Enemy Aliens

Presented by the Canadian War Museum, Enemy Aliens is a travelling exhibition focusing on the internment of Ukrainian Canadians during the First World War and the sweeping powers permitted to the government to suspend or limit civil liberties in the interest of Canada’s protection, including the right to incarcerate “enemy aliens”.

Situated in the Canadian War Museum’s special exhibition hallway, our approach included a high-impact entrance wall for the space, and the use of period textures and graphics akin to those that might have been found in the original internment camps.

As of spring 2015, the exhibit has begun to travel to various sites and institutions across Canada.

Exhibit Design, Signage, Print Design


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nineSixteen’s design for Enemy Aliens—Internment in Canada, 1914–1920 was thoughtful, helped to communicate the messages of the exhibition, and was well-received by visitors and project stakeholders alike. I find it easy to work with nineSixteen, and they have consistently demonstrated excellent instincts and problem-solving skills. They produce clear and inspired solutions to design challenges, developing ways to help us communicate complicated ideas visually.

— Britt Braaten —
Learning Specialist
Canadian War Museum

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