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Risco – uma exposição para audazes

 

 A headlong plunge into an exhibition that disrupts habits! Risk-taking is an integral part of human nature. But risk percepti on is a matter of personal appreciation. A poorly assessed risk can have damaging consequences for both the risk taker and others. Identifying a risk, understanding it, and knowing how to assess it, individually or collectively, so as to be daring when appropriate – this is the subject of the exhibition.

A hundred dice to throw to understand the law of large numbers, an electric roulette to test your courage and your appetite for risk, a backpack to pack before setting off on a trek, glasses that simulate sight after drinking 6 glasses of alcohol, and a bomb to defuse following emergency procedure instructions – these are some of the exhibits that give visitors the opportunity to measure and appreciate risks and their consequences.

What is risk?

r = i x pi x u Ci, This is the risk formula. This first section of the exhibition is the idea place for deciphering it and understanding its different components. But even if the risk is calculated mathematically, individual subjectivity and personal appreciation are such that a risk over which people have some control may seem less dangerous than a risk that is completely out of their hands.

Individual daring

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” This is true in terms of personal development too. Individuals develop and define themselves through risk-taking, which is an integral part of subjective judgment, occasioning success but also at times suffering. This section concentrates on well-reasoned risk-taking to encourage visitors to be daring while minimizing the dangers.

Shared risks

Individual risk-taking always has an impact on others. How does collective intelligence attempt to reduce risks? Risk management in the home or work environment reveals the approach to risks: the precautionary principle if there’s a threat or the principle of prevention if it’s an event we’re accompanying.

The atmosphere of the exhibition

Thinking about risks means thinking about uncertainty, eventualities, and instability. The exhibition elements, designed by Les Crayons, punctuate a well-marked visit sequence in a way that looks somewhat off-balance, almost as if they were about to topple over at any moment. For the graphic design, the Fabien Hahusseau’s studio uses realistic photos and pictographs to show that risk is both a concept and a reality of everyday life.