Interactive Microcosmos

Interactive Museum of Photography

Interactive Museum of Photography
Mestre (Venice), Italy

Exhibition Design for an Interactive Museum of Photography at Candiani Cultural Center in Mestre, Venice, Italy. The archive modules allow visitors browsing and zooming photos with bare hands. The photo archive is visualized as a large grid of square thumbnails, that can be moved and zoomed seamlessly to full screen. Also a content specific audioscape is provided. The system is conceived as a content based framework.


Exhibition Design: Daniele Mancini and Francesca Sassaroli (Cliostraat) with Stefano Mirti, Barbara Ghella, Line Ulrika Christiansen, Manuela Serra

Web design and graphic: Franz Goria, Noemi Giangregorio
Audioscapes: Raphael Monzini
Photography: Ivan Gasparini
Electronics and software: Alessandro Valli (Natural Interface)

project developed for Interaction Design Institute Ivrea

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// What is

UNPACKED Studio is a professional practice based in Rome (Italy) operating within the traditional fields of architecture and urban planning but also interested in exploring the contemporary through other creative approaches.

// What we do

UNPACKED Studio provides services in the fields of Design, Communication, Architecture, Urban Planning, Participatory Process, Innovative Education and Research.

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// Mission

UNPACKED Studio is a common ground for speculations over cross-fertilizing projects involving several professionals from diverse disciplines. We like experimenting cutting-edge approaches between digital and analog.

// Who we are

UNPACKED Studio has been founded by Daniele Mancini and Irene Rinaldi, both architects and educators.

Daniele Mancini is Ph.D. in Theory of Architecture. He worked in France at Jakob+ MacFarlane Architects and in The Netherlands at Wiel Arets Architects. He is currently involved in teaching activities at IED Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma.

Irene Rinaldi worked in Spain at De La Puerta Architects and in Italy at Schiattarella Associati where participated to the design of Italian Pavillon for the Japan Expo 2005 in Aichi (Nagoya)

UNPACKED Studio started in January 2005 thanks to the Young Entrepreneurs European funds “Sviluppo Italia”.