#Cultural Heritage
Thesis project
Isia Roma Design
November 2016
- in progress -


Yult is a digital archive that links artefacts to the evolution of human movements. A cultural research that moves focus from the tangible good to the human know-how giving value to people as creators and writers. The movement becomes the catalyst for memory and change. In the digital archive, the motion recorded through motion capturing allows relating distant movements, spatially and temporally. Taxonomy criteria were designed to catalogue movements and to have easy-to-understand infographics. The data of each movement is released in open source to become the starting point for other projects. As such cultural inheritance can be shared and become an "Open Opera". The relationship between local and global, tradition and innovation, public and private, needs to be redesigned to help reconfigure memory as a change agent.
Three directions have been currently imagined:
• exhibition-museum scope: the analogue and digital formats are in dialogical relationship to enhance the memory passage. The mute, antique objects behind the showcases of ethnographic museums can be told through the visualisation of movement and its analysis;
• contemporary dance, artistic field: dance can be a temporary monument capable of telling the everyday life of a historical age;
• anthropological, scientific context: a critical analysis of the evolution of human movements concerning the spread of automation. The movements become smaller, and we develop some muscles more than others; what are the movements we are no longer used to do? Can you design startinhg from the motion?

I am developing this project and looking for funds. For further information about the current state feel free to contact me at maciocia.francesca@gmail.com

/ When is memory active?
/ What is the role of an archive?
/ How to involve local communities and institutions to collaborate in a material collection?