Talking Brains

Cosmocaixa
Barcelona, Spain

Talking Brains is an exhibition that creates experiences, incites imagination and shows how language connects to our biology. It has a fully immersive design that walks the visitor from the origins of mankind and language to their complex evolution. It aims to exhibit our brain from the point of view of its linguistic functions: a scientific approach to language that stresses its psychological and biological constitution and its indissoluble link with neuroscience, genetics, anatomy, or human evolution.

It’s an experience that goes beyond the exhibition walls thanks to the use of RFID cards. This technology allows to identify visitors and personalize their experience: the contents are shown in the language of choice and the installations can be enriched with personal data like date of birth, experiments results or the scores of games. Furthermore, this personal itinerary is registered and can be sent to the visitor’s email address if desired.

CosmoCaixa dedicated area is 750 sqm and has three wall boundaries, the fourth side being the connection spot with the rest of the museum. Accordingly, this is where the entrance and exit are located. All the exhibition enclosures and dividing walls follow the same construction system: folded aluminium plate modules with different shapes and sizes connected to create a geometric surface.

Talking Brains commits itself to an inclusive way of understanding diversity. Action is taken to benefit several collectives: space ergonomy, accessible graphic design, interactive audiobooks and braille panels for visual diversity, close captioning and audio induction loop for hearing diversity are some examples.

Client:
CosmoCaixa

Date:
March 2017 to January 2018

Exhibition concept:
Indissoluble
Wolfram Hinzen
Celia Alba
Oriol Borrega
Txus Martín

Exhibition  project:
Indissoluble and Zfc Arquitectes

Direction:
Juan Roberto Vásquez
Jordi Hernández

Project direction:
Jordi Miró
Paula López

Indissoluble:
Gabriel Betancourt
Verònica Calvó
Ricard Campeny
Francisco Candel
Marta Chávarri
Santi Facet
Cristina García
Jordi Montardit
Eduard Palomino
Pablo Pariente
Miriam Ribuffo
Marco Vásquez
Núria Vallverdú
Igor Vuleta

Graphic design:
Juliana Trujillo
Spread
Uauh

Multimedia:
Fabio Alvino
Mauricio Pellegrinetti
Tomás Navarro
John.cat
Juan Felipe Gómez
Protopixel
Alejandro Vásquez

Contents:
InMedulla Continguts

Production and assembly:
Ángel Alcalá
Paco Alcalá
Salvador Camí
Alejandro Cuñado
Marcos Delgado
Javier Fuertes
Marco Antonio Gallego

More info:
Talking Brains