Exhibit Copyright Italia – Patents/Brands/Products 1948-1970
March 25, 2011 to July 3, 2011
DREAM participates to the exhibit Copyright Italia, organized by Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri – Unità Tecnica di Missione per il 150° anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Direzione Generale per gli Archivi, Archivio Centrale dello Stato.
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The exhibit illustrates the years of reconstruction and economic/scientific development, which started after WW2 and continued up to the 1970s, through individual stories of people and enterprises. A striking feature of those years is the speed of transformations, the pace of development, the depth of changes.
The exhibit aims at showing some of the lesser known aspects of those years, such as the extraordinary technical-scientific creativity that led to relevant results in the production of goods and services. This is achieved through the display of some great realizations. The word “patent” relates to research, technical-scientific creativity, innovation. The word “brand” relates to image, communication, identity. The word “product” relates to the social dimension, production, markets, lifestyles.
The exhibits builds upon original objects and documents, complemented with interpretives, audio, and video materials, multimedia interactive installations. The heart is made of 14 “mother-objects”, each of which is at the core of several stories. These objects are hubs for many links with other objects, creating interconnected subsections.
The Studio di Fonologia is one of the case studies chosen by the curators of the exhibit to illustrate technical-scientific creativity in post-war Italy, and a relevant example of innovation arising from a bottom-up process. DREAM has collaborated to the exhibit by providing pieces of equipment of the Studio di Fonologia, by preparing audio-video materials, and by providing an interactive installation that allows the user to explore and “recompose” the composition Scambi, by Henri Pousseur.