maat ext. (read: “maat extended”) is a content platform launched in September 2020 by the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon that aggregates, connects and expands the reach of the museum’s actions across the digital sphere.
A companion to the website redesigned in line with the revamped visual language of maat, this is a digital space where different forms of creative output coexist, some of which are developed by and with the collaborators involved in the museum’s programming and others that are native to this realm.
Headlines are set in Gza Super, and its “Regular” size style is used for body copy. The monospaced sans serif is Messina Sans Mono. The contents are organised by format type, as in long-form writing and visual essays, libraries of meanings, resources, online cinema, bulletins and news, to name just a few, while topics provide thematically specific reading threads across the platform. All of which generates resonances, and further links and reflection interwoven with the on-site events organised by the museum.
maat ext. is an experiment and an effort towards defying the time-based metrics of offline content consumption in order to produce a space for knowledge production, research and dialogue that can empower institutional practice to an intellectually flexible and creatively temperamental mode of contemporary storytelling.
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