Behavior/time - Creative strategies for culture and education

Behavior/time builds interactive visualizations used for pedagogy, like those employed in French high schools to spatialize and teach poetry. We have also grown social movements like the Dear Black Women Project, a thriving community of affirmation-based support, as well as brought to life humanitarian research such as SMS Pantry, which provides critical resources to people with food insecurity in the USA. metaLAB at Harvard, Paris-Sorbonne Université, Harvard Art Museums, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Piaggio Fast Forward, University of Michigan School of Information, The Dear Black Women Project, Alliance Française, New Geographies | Harvard University Press, Kiwiversity, The Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Japan Disaster Digital Archive

Digital Benin

Digital Benin will bring together photographs, oral histories, and rich documentation material from collections worldwide to provide a long-requested overview of the royal artworks looted in the 19th century.

The colonial occupation of the Kingdom of Benin (now Edo State, Nigeria) by British troops in February 1897 led to a worldwide dispersal of an estimated 3,000 to 5,000 objects collectively called the “Benin bronzes”, which were plundered from the Royal Palace and other ceremonial sites.

With the support of the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung, the Museum am Rothenbaum (MARKK) in Hamburg is opening an international project office to digitally network the globally dispersed works of art from the former Kingdom of Benin. The launch is planned for 2022.

B/t will lead the design and development of the project alongside teams located in Nigeria and Germany.

With generous support by the Ernst von Siemens Kunststiftung.

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interactive visualization
information design
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