INOVANÇAS – CREATIONS BRAZILIAN STYLE

By Museu do Amanhã

The steps and missteps towards innovation, with a Brazilian flavor, shape the exhibition “Inovanças – Creations Brazilian Style”, presented at the Museum of Tomorrow, between 2017 and 2018. In this online version, navigate through an assortment of creations, conceived and developed by Brazilians, that transform lives in the country and the rest of the world. From social technology to high financial investment processes, come and be inspired and celebrate Brazilian creativity!

Children watch a documentary presented at Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

A fresh invitation to innovation!

In April 2017, the Museum of Tomorrow inaugurated a temporary exhibition called “Inovanças – Creations Brazilian Style”. Presented by Finep, over a period of ten months 460,000 people gained insight into the different steps that lead to innovation: ancestry, being inspired by nature, mistakes and deviations in the creative process, unpredictability, improvisation and collaboration. The exhibit, now in an online format on Google Arts and Culture, inspired the public by revealing a Brazil passionate about all things new – innovations –, creating dialog among individuals, groups, companies and institutions. It is a country that pulses, invents and plants seeds of hope for the future. Innovations engage us, connect us and intersect us constantly. Come along and innovate with us!

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All aboard!

An exhibit about innovation at the Museum of Tomorrow was a mere question of time. After all, if one of the Museum’s objectives is to discuss how today’s choices will shape the next 50 years, what could be better than exhibiting initiatives already engaged with the possibilities and challenges of the future? In order to conceive the exhibition, a difficult question had to be answered. It was necessary to define what makes something innovative, going beyond simple marketing logic. Reexamine the idea of the quick-fix and taking the cliché out of unpredictability and improvisation in the creative process. Understand how the different social realities found in Brazil reveal opportunities for new inventions. Inovanças – Creations Brazilian Style is an example of how we can advance, in a constant process of questioning, exchanging ideas, adjusting routes and combining efforts. Never forgetting that, behind each innovation are people. People with ideas, talents and challenges. People like you.

Overview of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-25) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

An overview of the exhibition, which ran from April 2017 to February 2018, welcoming close to half a million visitors.

Logo of the Pyahu-Açu - Great News area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-25) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Great News Area

In the Tupi-Guarani tongue, “pyahu-açu” means “great news”. A concept that connects to the strengths of innovation with Brazilian flavour springing up all over the country. But, what exactly is innovation? Some might say it means conceiving something new. Others may postulate that it entails enhancing an item or process. Or that only those who create a product with economic value are truly innovating. There are several possible meanings, reflecting then many different faces of Brazil. An urgent need or a sense of opportunity, when combined with creativity, drive us to develop ideas and activities that transform both society and the environment. Everyone is capable of innovating. Creations thrive in both university laboratories and also remote grottoes. We are surrounded bu movements, transformations, breaking dawns. Major breakthroughs that may proclaim collaborative and plural tomorrows.

Pyahu-Açu - Great News: Entrance to the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Pyahu-Açu - Great News: Entrance to the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition, Raquel Cunha/Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Pyahu-Açu - Great News, area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition, Estúdio Laborg, 2017-04-25, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Pyahu-Açu - Great News, area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-25) by Estúdio LaborgMuseu do Amanhã

Logo of the Inspirais area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition. (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Inspirais Area

Nature has always provided human ingenuity with valuable models for tackling varying problems. Studying nature’s beings and their activities has inspired innovators in every society. Gazing at the acrobatics of flying bird, for example, led the pioneers of aviation towards experiments and cumulative advances that gave rise to modern aircraft. It is with good reason that Santos-Dumont’s 14-bis was called the “bird of prey” by the French. Nowadays, in an unending search for enhancements, researchers have combined concepts from different fields of expertise to promote innovative approaches, taking inspiration from the developments over millennia in the immense laboratory of natural processes. Whenever we design or build anything, we can always ask: how would nature do it?

Area Inspirais of the exhibition Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

The scenography of the Inspirais Area was based on a natural “Voronoi” diagram found in the wings of insects, in the skin of animals like giraffes, and in the leaves of various plants.

Area Inspirais of the exhibition Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Detail of the Inspirais area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Images of nanoparticles with elements from nature created through electronic microscopy – and colored afterwards – were on display in the Inspirais Area. The artworks were created by Enio Longo.

Biodegradable packages made from cassava (Cbpak), an invention presented at the Inovanças (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Biodegradable CBPAK packaging, made from cassava, were one of the creations presented in the Inspirais Area.

Detail of the Artificial Tongue prototype, from Embrapa, presented at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Another of the creations presented was the “Electronic Tongue”, developed by Embrapa. Ten times more sensitive than a human tongue, it is able to increase control in the manufacture of beverages.

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Watch the documentary that tells the story of Brazilian research “Economic Artificial Skin”,
from São Paulo.

Logo of the Wanderings area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Wanderings Area

To perpetuate, living beings must adapt to changes to the environment. Organisms are systems able to repeat their form by reproducing. This replication is managed by a “manual” in biochemical language, the genome, which regulates the development of each organism and their interactions with other beings and the environment. However, mutations, or chance alterations to the original “text”, can occur. If this “mistakes” in no way impedes reproduction, a new variety of the organism comes into being, with different characteristics and capacities. Life is thus subject to an unending series of adaptations: Evolution. Here, “making a mistake” takes on a new, positive and productive meaning. These natural “wanderings” result in diversity, “infinite forms of great beauty”. Innovative ideas, springing from laboratories or backyards, usually materialize after a series of attempts and failures, guidelines and deviations, intentions and chances. All essential so that, in the end, innovation is instilled.

Video about the evolution of the eye, presented in the Wanderings area of the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Watch the video that portrays the wanderings (and evolution) of the eye.

Detail of the Wanderings area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Scenography that presented a video portraying the evolution of the eye. Alongside, a creation by a Brazilian that resulted from several failures: the Kinect sensor.

Children interact with games using the Kinect sensor, presented at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

At the exhibition, visitors could interact with games that use Microsoft’s Kinect sensor. This sensor was created by Brazilian Alex Kipman, who also developed HoloLens.

Brick made of garbage, one of the prototypes presented at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Another creation presented in the Wanderings Area was a brick made of garbage, developed by Luiz Badejo. Each ecological brick prevents the emission of 11 kg of the pollutant gas Carbon Dioxide (CO2).

The Wanderings area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-25) by Estúdio LaborgMuseu do Amanhã

Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (Wanderings Area)Museu do Amanhã

Watch the documentaries that tell the story of the Brazilian creations “Solvent-free super glue”, from São Paulo, and “Brazilian language in international video games - Lua”, from Rio de Janeiro.

Logo of the Brasilianxs area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Brazilianxs Area

The story of Brazil can be recounted in several ways. One of them is through innovation. A combination of African, European and Indigenous cultures resulted in a unique people: Brazilians. This mixture, manifested in the economy, the politics, and the customs, led Brazil to develop while deeply rooted in multiplicity. Our identity is diversity. One the one hand, a culture of pluralities; on the other, a society marred by inequality. As paradoxical as it may seem, what unites us is also what makes us unique, and this difference is our source of unity. This combination of disparities instigates Brazilians – regardless of the region, social class, ethnicity, gender or education – to invent, find solutions, to bob and weave, dribble and pass. To innovate. And the innovative nature of being Brazilian can only be understood if we look to Brazilians themselves and the stories of their lives. See our tribute to inventors from our country that continue serving as inspiration!

Panoramic view of the Brazilianxs area of the exhibition Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Overview of the Brazilianxs Area.

Detail of the Brasilianxs area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Overview of the Brasilianxs area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Overview of the Brasilianxs area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Detail of the Brasilianxs area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

On a central stand, small sculptures created on a 3D printer were installed inside mirascopes – an object that creates a holographic projection using a set of mirrors.

Child looks at sculpture inside Mirascope in the Brasilianxs area, at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

One simply had to look through the magnifying glasses installed over each mirascope to see the sculptures of the honored Brazilians. Next, meet the “Brazilianxs” chosen:

Tia Ciata - who helped to create the Carioca samba, Acervo de família/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Nise da Silveira, Museu de Imagens do Inconsciente/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Tarsila do Amaral, Romulo Fialdini/Tempo Composto/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Brazilian conductor Heitor Villa-Lobos, Museu Villa-Lobos, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Alberto Santos Dumont, Zaida Ben-Yusuf/Biblioteca do Congresso dos EUA/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Valdir Pereira, the soccer player Didi, Acervo de Família/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Architect Oscar Niemeyer, Ricardo Stuckert/PR, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Machado de Assis, Fundação Biblioteca Nacional/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Irineu Evangelista de Sousa - The Baron of Mauá, Museu do Amanhã, Wikimedia Commons, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Paulo Freire, the brazilian educator, Acervo da família Freire/Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Logo of the Inexpectata - Unexpected area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Unexpected Area

The unexpected is intimately linked to innovations, and the great creators know how to use the surprises they encounter. The story of penicillin became famous when, in 1928, Scottish bacteriologist Alexander Fleming, instead of simply disposing of bacteria cultures contaminated by fungus, noted that there were empty spaces in some of them, indicating the presence of some sort of antibacterial agent. Inadvertently, an important medical discovery was made. The unexpected, the unforeseen (“inexspectata”, in Latin), is closely tied to natural factors – like changes in rain patterns in Brazil, which call for creativity in the quest for adaptations – and also social, cultural and economic factors. Science and innovation in Brazil today must respond to the breakthroughs along the way and turn the unexpected into an opportunity.

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Overview of the Unexpected Area, represented by buildings with a series of windows in an urban region affected by climatic conditions. The buildings serve as support to display the Brazilian creations.

Detail of the Inexpectata - Unexpected area of the Inovanças exhibition, Raquel Cunha/Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Documentary presented at the Inovanças exhibition, Raquel Cunha/Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Detail of the "Green plastic" prototype, presented at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Another Brazilian invention is green plastic, used even on the International Space Station. Sourced from sugarcane, the recyclable material is used to manufacture parts using a 3D printer.

Wateair, prototype presented at the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

One of the creations on display is the Wateair machine, which produces water through air humidity. The invention by Pedro Paulino follows the principle of condensation and features 12 filtering processes.

Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (Inexpectata - Unexpected)Museu do Amanhã

Watch the documentaries that tell the story of the Brazilian creations “Cisterns against droughts”, from Sergipe, and “Green plastic used in space”, developed in Rio Grande do Sul.

Logo of the Impromptu - Improvisation area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Improvisation Area

We can always improvise. Living on stilted houses on irregular or flooded land, using the street as a sports ground, reusing materials for new endeavours. Innovation can sprout from improvisations, from situation that surprise us and lead us to fill gaps - from the Latin “impromptu”. In science or in art, improvisation - real time invention, without specific prior preparation, based on notable creativity and instantaneous inspiration, and very often backed by a profound technical ability - can be a response to the unforeseen. Effective solutions arise that can then be expanded and enhanced through traditional methods.

Panoramic view of the Impromptu - Improvisation area of the exhibition Inovanças (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Overview of the Improvisation Area. The scenography was inspired by stilts, riparian habitations, common in the Amazon region, created to adapt to the rising rivers due to rainfall.

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Movpak, prototype presented at the exhibition Inovanças (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

On display inside the stilts is the Brazilian creation Movpak, an electric skateboard that turns into a backpack. Developed by Hugo Dourado, the idea came to life at the Bahia Technology Park.

Alfredo Moser, inventor of the Moser Lamp, visiting the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Another creation presented in the “Improvisation” area is the Moser lamp, by Alfredo Moser – the person in the photo. The invention uses plastic bottles and water, and has already been adopted by over 1 million people.

Detail from the Improvisation Game, shown in the Impromptu - Improvisation area of Inovanças (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

One of the hugely successful interactive experiences was the Improvisation Game whereby visitors interacted with repentista Miguel Bezerra and singer BNegão to create their own compositions.

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Watch the documentaries that tell the story of the Brazilian creations “Moser Lamp”, from Minas Gerais; “Friendly Postman of Rocinha”, from Rio de Janeiro; and “Solar Ice”, from Amazonas.

Cover - Improvisers Gallery - Inovanças Exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Brazilian style improvisation

Major personalities have stood out for seeking these zones of non-conformity, these winding paths of invention. Multifaceted artist Hermeto Pascoal can even turn microphonics into pleasing notes; Dercy Gonçalves dominated the stages with unprecedented tirades; in soccer, Mané Garrincha was the exponent of a unique and gripping performance. Beauty, surprise and effectiveness may arise from improvisation. Meet some of the great Brazilian improvisers, honored in the Inovanças exhibit.

Chiquinha Gonzaga, Museu do Amanhã, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Hermeto Pascoal, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Chacrinha, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Dercy Gonçalves, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Sabotage, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Barão de Itararé, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Mané Garrincha, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Patativa do Assare, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Joãosinho Trinta, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Chico Anysio, Museu do Amanhã, 2017-04-27, From the collection of: Museu do Amanhã
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Logo of the Awani Jö - Collaboration area of the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Collaboration Area

In today’s world, wherein technology connects everyone, “do it yourself” has become a model for creative processes. But “collaboration” (“awani jö” in Iorubá, or “we’re together”) remains a platform for more agile, ample and fairer solutions. From the collaboration between architects and Carnival professionals to the construction of complex satellites, products and processes developed collectively have shown themselves to be efficient and dynamic. Shared creativity can significantly change the life of a group, leverage the operation of a company and support the development of a country. Valuing the collective construction of expertise bolsters society, culture and the economy, allowing for innovations that can benefit all.

Visitors use bicycles installed in the Awani Jö - Collaboration area of the exhibition Inovanças (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

One of the experiences in the Collaboration Area was the collaborative pedal. The area lighting is dependent on the joint effort of at least 3 people – reiterating the importance of the group.

Experience presented in Awani Jö - Collaboration area of the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Experience presented in Awani Jö - Collaboration area of the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Luma Robot, one of the prototypes presented at the Inovanças exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

A Brazilian creation, Luma Robot is a submarine developed in Rio de Janeiro to study the depths of the ocean. One of its missions was the study of marine life in Antarctica.

Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style (Awani Jö - Collaboration Area) (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Watch the documentaries about the story of the Brazilian creations “Floating” tile of the Rio Art Museum – MAR”, from Rio de Janeiro, and “High tech indigenous peoples against deforestation”, from Rondônia.

It’s time for you to explore the paths to innovation and creativity. Don’t miss “Inovanças – Creations Brazilian Style”, presented at the Museum of Tomorrow. Simply follow the arrows and enjoy your visit.

Manual of Inovanças catalog, from the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

Inovanças Manual

The production of the “Inovanças Manual” was undertaken at the same time that the exhibit was being developed, finalized in the months prior to the inauguration of the exposition. The result is 480 pages with detailed content on “Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style”, along with games and activities that invite readers, of any age, to get involved. In the book, the reader is invited to interact. The publication was a finalist at the 60th edition of the Jabuti Award, in 2018, in the category Creative Economy of the Assays Branch.

Child interacts with experience at the Inovanças - Creations Brazilian Style exhibition (2017-04-27) by Raquel Cunha/Museu do AmanhãMuseu do Amanhã

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MANAGING DIRECTOR
Ricardo Piquet

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Roberta Guimarães

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AND PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Maria Garibaldi

DIRECTOR OF SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION
Alfredo Tolmasquim

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Julianna Guimarães

GENERAL CURATOR
Luiz Alberto Oliveira

CONTENT MANAGER
Leonardo Menezes

VIRTUAL INOVANÇAS CONCEPTION
Eduardo Carvalho

Inovanças – Creations Brazilian Style

CURATORSHIP
Luiz Alberto Oliveira and Leonardo Menezes

CURATORSHIP TEAM
Eduardo Carvalho, Emanuel Alencar, Meghie Rodrigues and Davi Bonela

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANTS
Jorge Lopes, Larissa Barros and Tami Pestana

EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION
Diana Brandão

SETUP COORDINATION
Adriana Salomão

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Carina Santos

COMPOSITION AND RESEARCH
Davi Bonela, Eduardo Carvalho, Emanuel Alencar, Gisele Duarte, Meghie Rodrigues, Simone Evangelista and Thaís Cerqueira

PROJECT RESEARCH
Beto Largman

PARTNERS

ARCHITECTURE AND SCENOGRAPHY
Folguedo

DESIGN
Estúdio Cru

LIGHTING
Be Light

INTERACTIVITY
32 Bits Criações Digitais

DOCUMENTARIES
Homem de Lata Filmes

VIDEO MAPPING
Estúdio Laborg

BICYCLE SYSTEM
Frado Monteiro

SCALE MODELS
MBA Cultural

DIGITAL ARTIST
Enio Longo

BIODESIGN GAME
Antônio Thiele

ANIMATION
Robson Amaro

MUSIC ARTISTS
BNegão and Miguel Bezerra

TEXT REVIEW
Roberta Malta

CREATIVE ACCESSIBILITY
Paula Lopez

TRANSLATION
Efficiency Translations

TRANSLATION TO LIBRAS (BRAZILIAN SIGN LANGUAGE)
JDL Traduções

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