Data — the fuel for creating knowledge, cultural value and critical thinking

© Dotdotdot for MAAT: detail of the data visualisation for “Power Rings” — video compiled with data from the Portugal electricity consumption (2019–2020) in collaboration with EDP Innovation

The museum role in contemporary complexity

We have more than 15 years’ experience and work in close contact with cultural institutions, designing temporary and permanent exhibitions, interactive installations and narrative journeys. The museum is a “machine” for creating, processing, and delivering knowledge to benefit collective growth.

© MAAT — Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Data as a new form of knowledge

Leanza’s desire to transform MAAT can be seen in the construction of a semi-permanent exhibition tackling a vital issue of our time — the climate crisis. The exhibition does not suggest solutions to the problem, but provides a focus for a more in-depth understanding based on scientific evidence, to comprehend the constant rise in temperatures, natural resource impoverishment, and the daily environmental repercussions we are witnessing.

© Dotdotdot for MAAT: detail of the 12mt long graphic mural of “24hours — The Ecology and Energy of our Flux”, in collaboration with EDP Innovation
Ice melting Columbia glaciers — ©ESA (European Space Agency)
© Dotdotdot for MAAT: data visualization of the global temperature for the digital wallpaper installation “Planet Calls — Imagining Climate Change” — satellite data from ESA Copernicus (European Space Agency)

Designing to translate information into an experience

This is where design plays a key role, and an example is a process Dotdotdot put in place in designing the Earth Bits exhibition for MAAT using the unprecedented support of scientific partners for data analysis to provide scientific information understandable to people through an exhibition journey.

© Dotdotdot for MAAT: data visualization of the global temperature for the digital wallpaper installation “Planet Calls — Imagining Climate Change” — satellite data from ESA Copernicus (European Space Agency)

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We are a multidisciplinary interaction design studio founded in Milan in 2004, in which experimentation is at the core of innovation.