Welcome to the past. And to the future. To look ahead, we must not only go back in time, but also understand today. Climate change relates to cities and our lives. Which city do you dream of in the next day?
An interactive floor shows the duality between good and bad in the cities, and each visitor will discover their carbon footprint using our calculator – how much do you and your family emit every year?
Climate change is democratic; it affects the whole world. The cities, however, are not so democratic. This means that not everybody will feel damage in the same way. What damage?
In this dark room, 110 LED cells on the walls and ceiling show actual extreme weather events around the world, in a truly immersive experience with 5.1 sound. Feel the rain, tremors, and wind and realize that nobody can live with this climate intensity for more than 5 minutes.
Who are the victims of all this destruction? Extreme weather such as storms, hurricanes, and floods, among many others, leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.
This is designed to raise awareness and the public "gets to know" actual people who have suffered from the climate crisis around the planet. A giant panel and vertical screens help tell the stories of these people – it could be any one of us living in an urban center.
One day there was Pangaea. And also the dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire. After the Industrial Revolution came the megacities, complex metropolis and their networks of technology. The light came on.
With 2D and 3D projections on two walls, the floor and in a terrestrial globe, the visitor can discover the history of mankind and environments from Pangaea up to the cities of today, starting with the first small gatherings.
The last module of the exhibition introduces a message of hope. What will the city of the future be like that we all dream of? LED towers will show much more organized, clean and livable spaces, buildings with vertical gardens, green roofs, renewable energies, efficient public transport, universal basic sanitation, balanced microclimate, and technology.
Indeed, some cities in the world are already like this. And good examples deserve to be shared.
To help in the understanding, between the rooms of [In] Humanity and [Trans] Formation, there is an immersion module, with touch panels containing interactive infographics and entertaining games for the visitors to delve deeper into the subject and to foresee both the most pessimistic forecasts of scientists for the future and to view the benefits of adopting more sustainable approaches, as well as the possible solutions for a low carbon economy.
Current cities that are already good examples are also highlighted, in order to show that transformation is possible.