As technical sponsor of “Dollar Street”, a photographic representation project of the storytelling data, NEC Display Solutions took part in Milan Digital Week in March.
Held from 13 to 17 March, the Milan Digital Week hosted over 500 events dedicated to digital innovation, with this year’s focus on urban intelligence, understood as the set of technologies and innovations that transform urban environment, human relations and work, influencing public and private life of all. The contribution of NEC Display Solutions appeared between 15 and 17 March at the Triennale, with “Dollar Street”, a project of photographic representation of the data storytelling, in which photographs become data, tools to understand the reality behind it to numbers, to go beyond stereotypes and clichés.
The world, in practice, is compressed into a single, very long road, with the poor living on the left and the rich on the right. And, in the middle, all the others, the immense “mid-range” of the world represented in carrying out the most frequent and daily activities such as brushing your teeth, playing, sitting on the sofa in your living room, cooking, brushing your hair, drawing, looking outside the window. People geographically very distant from each other, with comparable incomes, are represented in short as neighbors and live a surprisingly similar everyday life.
“Dollar Street”, a project by Anna Rosling Rönnlund of the Gapminder Foundation, is based on an online database in continuous evolution with more than 30.000 photographs and 10.000 videos, collected in 260 houses in 50 different countries with the intention of making our reality more understandable contemporary, it was a visual and immersive experience in everyday life and in the homes of those who live on the other side of the planet.
The “Dollar Street” platform is open, anyone can upload the photographs and share them, actively participating in the development of the project, created in collaboration with the MUFOCO – Museum of Contemporary Photography. The interactive exhibition, which brought the exhibition space and the images into dialogue, was conceived as an installation by the Mammafotogramma collective.
Moreover, the Italian section of the platform was inaugurated, which can be used to describe the houses, objects and lifestyles of our country. To participate, follow the instructions at www.mufoco.it/dollarstreet.
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