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Ziezo Marokko

Tropenmuseum Junior, Amsterdam (NL)

In the new interactive exhibition ‘ZieZo Marokko’ children are taken on a journey of discovery through Morocco. The space is theatrically laid out like a Moroccan medina, a white city with a labyrinth of alleys and passageways, squares and vistas. By way of optical illusions using backdrops and light the visitor enters a seemingly endless world. Stories are told using real objects from both the museum collections and Morocco, and four well-known Dutch Moroccans recount their personal experiences in special guest rooms, which they have decorated themselves. This is the starting point for an interactive search through the medina, through which Morocco’s diversity is highlighted.

Location
Amsterdam (NL)
Client
Tropenmuseum Junior
Year
2015
Surface
475 m2
Status
Temporary
Role
Concept, Spatial design, Graphic design, Art-direction
Team
Matt Vermeulen (lead), Herman Kossmann, Sietske Sips, Nienke van Den Berg, Theo Knoester
Light design
HeinzLoopstra
Light installation
De Cirkel
AV
MAV Techniek And Tropenmuseum
Graphic design/DTP
Lava Design
Construction
Kloosterboer Decor, Gunilla Andersson
Moroccan Experience

Stories are told using real objects from both the museum collections and Morocco, and four well-known Dutch Moroccans recount their personal experiences in special guest rooms, which they have decorated themselves. This is the starting point for an interactive search through the medina, through which Morocco’s diversity is highlighted.

Learn More About Morocco

Children will be able to cook in a fragrant Moroccan kitchen, create puzzles with tile patterns in a colourful riad, or take a wild ride in a bus through Moroccan landscapes and cities. Using a mixture of audio-visual and interactive media and the design of a sculptural environment full of stories and objects, Kossmanndejong has created an immersive experience.
‘ZieZo Marokko’, which means ‘you can see Morocco like this, you can see Morocco like that – how do you see Morocco?

Award

Encouragement Award for Cultural Diversity 2015

Shortlisted

Museums+Heritage Awards 2016

Shortlisted

International Design & Communication Award (IDCA) 2016

Silver winner