In the multiethnic and queer neighborhood of Porta Venezia, there is the Milanese home of digital culture, where ideas, innovative projects and creativity are cross-fertilizing through intellectual dialogue, physical and virtual experiences, exhibition itineraries, talks, workshops and themed masterclasses.
MEET Digital Culture Center is the city’s first international center for digital arts and cultures and was inaugurated in 2020. It was architect Carlo Ratti who designed the 1,500 square meters divided over three floors inside an art nouveau building to become a container of ideas and a space where digital creatives and firms can trade concepts applied to art, design, science and education.
The heart of the exhibition space is the Living Staircase, a staircase capable turning into a theater or a work space depending on the occasions: a vertical space where slides and videos are projected, hosting art shows, installations and conferences. Another key element of MEET is the Immersive Room, equipped with 15 projectors that offer extremely bright images in continuous projection over three walls at a 270-degree angle, and the Theater, the cinema/auditorium with 200 seats, three projection surfaces and spaces that can be reconfigured according to the requirements of installations.