Matteo Maria Moretti

Matteo Maria Moretti
University of the Republic of San Marino · Department of Design

Industrial Design MA Politecnico di Milano
Social design with data at http://Sheldon.studio. Book: http://bit.ly/3jezqjI

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Introduction
Award-winning designer, he is co-founder of Sheldon.studio, and lecturer at the Elisava, the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and the University of the San Marino Republic. His projects, presented in many academic conferences and events, received the Data Journalism Award 2015, the European Design Award 2016 and 2017. Moretti has also been a jury member at the World Press Photo 2017-18 and one of the 100 ambassadors of Italian design in 2018.
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March 2006 - present
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
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  • Researcher

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Publications (36)
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In his book Digital Methods, Richard Rogers enshrines the end of the “virtual” by pointing out how the online and physical worlds are intrinsically linked (2015). Indeed, 4.5 billion people tap into and pour their data into the Web daily, giving rise to a recursive system in which online and offline mutually reverberate and influence each other; th...
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A large part of the European population, often of advanced age, is unprepared to deal with the current media landscape due to their low media literacy level. This concern resonates loud and clear while reading the conclusions of the Council of the European Union of 26 May 2020. Media literacy supports our ability to interact responsibly with the me...
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Web 2.0 has enabled a broader public to generate and share information online, resulting in an unprecedented proliferation of data. As well as being a lens through which looking at reality, data is a real common good when published in an open format. Open data has great potential, but it risks becoming a lost opportunity if the knowledge and tools...
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Das Verhältnis von Gestaltung und Kommunikation wird heute neu befragt. Mit einem gesellschaftlichen Wandel entstehen neue Kommunikationsmedien, -kanäle, -räume und -systeme. Maschinen, Objekte, ja ganze Umgebungen werden zu eigenständigen Akteuren, die mit uns kommunizieren und auf diversen medialen Ebenen in Interaktion treten. Wie sind die Konte...
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This paper introduces the design-research work in the field of information design developed by the author, as a member of the Trans-form research cluster at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. The Trans-form group focuses on the inter- disciplinary research studies and practices that combine design and the social scienc- es to promote the concept...
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The paper proposes a reflection on how to analyze, assess and design Participatory Data Physicalization (PDP) by taking into consideration a PDP project designed by one of the authors of the paper. For Data Physicalization we intend the translation of data into tangible and, in any case, perceptible-with-senses-other-than-vision artifacts. Data Phy...
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if we look - as we do - at data visualizations as signifying machines, in which every element is meaningful, what is the contribution of animation to the construction of meaning? What does motion or animation add in terms of significance to different kinds of graphics? Does it add something in terms of iconisation (do the movements of the graphics...
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In 2018 Design for migration was born, the online platform that collects the most interesting design experiences to support / narrate the migration issue in Europe. One year later this book comes to life: it collects the most interesting projects, those that explore the space between social and social design, showing how it is possible to include...
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Parlare di comunicazione per le emergenze significa andare a investigare un'area del progetto che ha implicazioni profonde con altre discipline, umanistiche, sociologiche, antropologiche, scientifiche, economiche. Il volume, quindi, non intende essere esaustivo di un tema che nasce, di per sé, complesso. Il volume tenta di inquadrare uno scenario,...
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What happens to the European dream when it meets the dream of migrants? Does this Europe, raising external barriers and restoring internal borders, respond to the ideals and values with which it was founded? Is it possible to protect our achievements - freedom, respect of human rights and welfare - without negating them to those others who come to...
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In seeking to explore one of the possible directions in the evolution of the relationship between graphic image and society in the field of information design, it is essential to consider the figure of Otto Neurath, the Austrian sociologist, philosopher and economist, author of ISOTYPE, a visual system with the ambition to be universal, designed to...
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The sales of printed material are at a historic low, digital publications are growing at a constant rate. Concurrently, we are witnessing the development of a culture of print that dialogues with the digital, creating a converging relationship. With this premise, the paper presents the research project Das Land and LP magazine, a transmedia editori...
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Nel 2005, il sociologo Bruno Latour e l’artista/curatore Peter Weibel curano la mostra Making Things Public: atmospheres of democracy presso la ZKM di Karlsruhe (Weibel, Latour 2005), andando a rispondere alla domanda “Come potrebbe essere una democrazia orientata agli oggetti”. L’ipotesi apre uno scenario che lo stesso Latour definisce Dingpolitik...
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The contribution presents an overview on how the - predominantly visual - digital communication tools can tell the otherness of cities with extraordinary effectiveness, placing, in this sense, representation as a preferential system of knowledge for complexity (urban, anthropological, sociological, economic, cultural, ...) of the contemporary city.
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In Italy, the "Piano AntiCorruzione e Trasparenza" (Anti-corruption and transparency plan), with the reform of the Decree n.3312013, requires all the public administrations to make their data (financial data, personnel, etc.) public and available, as a matter of transparency. Despite that, we are still far from reaching fully the goal of transparen...
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What kind of images are data visualizations? Are they mere abstract transformations of numerical data? Should they reduce the phenomenal world into a set of pre-codified shapes? Or can they represent natural phenomena through figurative strategies? What is the boundary between useless decoration, narrative illustration and helpful visual metaphors?...
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Design scholars have been focusing more of their attention to public controversial “things”, through the focus on “making public things” or on the “formation of publics” in relation to design projects. With this in mind, this paper describes a design case contrasting and challenging the main media narrative through the production of digital artifac...
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Starting from the local announcement of the Brenner border restoration by the Austrian government, that risks to turn South Tyrol/Alto Adige, Italy, into another symbol of the EU disintegration, Europa Dreaming is an online project that adds its own re ections to the European debate generated by the migrant crisis. What happens to the European drea...
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Combining a statistics-based investigation and a series of qualitative interviews, the People’s Republic of Bolzano project aimed at inviting citizens to discover who the members of the Chinese community living and working in the city are, what they think of Italy, its local culture and society. Contrary to the common belief – propagated by local m...
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Design scholars have been focusing more of their attention to public controversial “things”, through the focus on “making public things” or on the “formation of publics” in relation to design projects. With this in mind, this paper describes a design case contrasting and challenging the main media narrative through the production of digital artifac...

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Starting from the local announcement of the Brenner border restoration by the Austrian government, that risks to turn South Tyrol/Alto Adige, Italy, into another symbol of the EU disintegration, Europa Dreaming is an online project that adds its own re ections to the European debate generated by the migrant crisis. What happens to the European dream when it meets the migrants dream ? Is this the Europe we dreamt of ? Is the Schengen Agreement the way to the European dream ? Probably not. Through the statements made in the 1995 by the European politician Alexander Langer during the blocking of movement of Bosnian migrants at the Ventimiglia border (between France and Italy on the Mediterranean coast), the project reveals that not much has changed after 20 years of implementation of the Schengen Agreement, when, again in 2015, African migrants have been blocked, again, at the same border. Since 1995, the European Union lacks a shared asylum and migrant-related policies and conditions, because « the Schengen Agreement remains an agreement between police forces and of police ef ciency that doesn't seem the best European model » (A.Langer,1995). Through an interdisciplinary team composed by a journalist, an anthro- pologist, an ethnoarcheologist, a photographer and a designer based in South Tyrol, Europa Dreaming repositions the actual migrant crisis on a wider timescale and, through the media coverage of some European media outlets, it reveals the complete lack of migration policies to a wider European audience. Working with an transciplinary team for one year on the topic, it has been possible to produce an historical research archive on European newspapers, a series of data visualization of the 2015 asylum seekers, and qualitative interviews of the migrants who have tried to cross the Brenner pass, in order to depict the story from different points of view. This more correctly re ects the actual complexity of phenomena, in which there are no simple solutions.
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People's Republic of Bolzano is a research project that opens a public debate among the local community of Bolzano (a bilingual Italian city, half German, half Italian) on its Chinese community. Combining a statistics-based investigation, relying on official data from the local government, and a qualitative research, the project aimed at inviting citizens to discover who the members of the Chinese community living and working in the city are, and what they think of Italy and of local culture and society. Contrary to the common belief – also spread by media – that Chinese people are “invading” the city, the project helped reveal that, while we are witnessing a small-scale migration of Chinese people to Bolzano, they are not at all creating a ghetto in the city, rather, they are integrating within it. The project is a web based long-form journalistic enquiry (http://www.peoplesrepublicofbolzano.com/), featuring animated and interactive infographics, maps, and a series of qualitative video interviews made by an interdisciplinary team (composed by two designers, one journalist, one cultural anthropologist and one developer).