Data art gallery Wild Mazzini wants to create an exhibition, lasting 45 days, dedicated to the condition of the environment. Starting from Wild Mazzini’s focus on data visualization, the exhibition will present 10 to 16 artworks by designers from different countries, built on data recognized as scientifically accurate and dedicated to specific aspects.

In our opinion, the relationship between real data, design, and art is an important driving force to help people understand issues related to the relationship between man and nature, resource consumption, and smart solutions.

Wild Mazzini is an art gallery but also a hub where different skills meet and compare from the data. The works on display will be an opportunity to understand through design the complexity of the phenomena that our lifestyles generate on the environment and what effects they have on the social and economic field.

In addition, for each theme covered by the artworks of the exhibition, video interviews will be produced with qualified people ( researchers, journalists, activists ) who will help people to understand the themes and the data.

The exhibition will have free access and the works, in agreement with the authors, will be for sale.

Objectives and beneficiaries

The general aim of the exhibition is to bring people closer to environmental issues and in particular to the relationship between individual and social choices and climate changes.

To facilitate this awareness, we will exhibit artworks of "data art" that satisfy two criteria: being attractive while being scientific. We believe that the blend of beauty and reality can make individuals more willing to challenge their habits. It is not a question of criticising the choices of each individual, but of inviting people to reflect on the impact on the environment.

The audience we want to involve is wide: schools, opinion leaders and institutions, people interested in scientific issues. For each group an ad hoc path will be prepared within the artworks according to the level of competence: it will be possible to start from data, design or specific facts.

During the exhibition, we will ask visitors to indicate at least one topic that they have understood thanks to the artworks on display.

Strong points of the solution

1. It brings together scientific data and design.

2. It explains climate change from different points of view: temperature, water, food, waste...

3. It offers free access but allows the purchase of artworks.

4. It facilitates the reading of the exhibition through presentations diversified by style and language.

Expected results and benefits for climate change adaptation and mitigation

The visit to the exhibition will end with a list of good practices that the public will be invited to consider. Everyone will have the opportunity to choose which one to dedicate themselves to in the next 7 days, after which they will receive an email asking them to share their results: this type of "gamification" has the objective of assigning objectives to each of them and socializing mutual responsibility.

It will be difficult to quantify the impact of these individual actions on climate but it will certainly maintain the debate on climate-related issues.

Scalability potential of the solution

The exhibition will be planned in such a way as to be reproducible at least four other times (in Italy and abroad) with the same characteristics: free admission, public differentiation, and involvement in the themes of the artworks.

The repetition of the exhibition will allow to involve more people and increase the gamification effect of the project.

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