Seneca’s Event Management, Event and Exhibit Design students learned how challenging an event installation can be. Working under the creative direction of Professor Marta Urbanowicz (with support from Professor John MacBride), the students assisted with the installation of the Lapis Ball, the annual fundraiser for the Aga Khan Museum.
The event took place on one of the most temperamental weather days of the year. Students and staff endured searing heat in a clear vinyl tent, followed by gale-strength winds and torrential rain.
“This one was of the most difficult installations we have worked on in a very long time,” says John MacBride, “It taught students how challenging outdoor events can be. Students had the opportunity to see tents and rigging installed, along with furniture load-ins and catering setup. All of this was managed following proper safety protocols despite the horrific weather conditions.”
This is the second year that Seneca Event students have worked on the gala.