→ An attempt to explain the turbulent history of Warsaw through a clear visual language for the permanent exhibition at the Warsaw Museum.

This section of the exhibition in Warsaw old town attempts to capture the unique character of Polish capital through the lens of data, presented in the form of charts, maps and other graphic rep­resentations. We encourage visitors to look for answers to questions that can be asked about any city. What forces drive a city’s develop­ment? Who are and who were its residents? How did and how do they live? Where are its centre and boundaries?

Data offers the possibility of verifying stereotypes and popular opinions concerning Warsaw, its residents and urban space, as well as of pinpoint­ing events and phenomena that have influenced the city’s current shape and unique character.

The biggest design challenge was to select content from vast historical collections, and then to normalize the data accumulated over hundreds of years from different sources, using different, most often incoherent methods.

Curators: Paweł Jaworski, Zofia Oslislo-Piekarska, Grzegorz Piątek, Karol Piekarski, Klementyna Świeżewska

Graphic design: Ania Światłowska

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