The artists

Cristina Damiani

Cristina is a freelance illustrator born in Rome, where she lives and works.
She graduated in Illustration and Animation at IED – European Institute of Design, and, since 2019, she has been teaching there in the “Illustration” and “Media Design” courses. 
In recent years he has participated and won several contests. Of the most significant, the “Tapirulan Illustrators Contest” in 2017, the “Posterheroes” in 2018, and “Autori di Immagini” – a publication that brings together the best of contemporary Italian illustration – in 2021. 
She also has been involved in “The Milaneser”, a project telling about the city of Milan through 52 of the peninsula’s best illustrators.
Her synthetic style, with large color fields, is well suited for collaborations with editorial companies, brands, and product design, brought her to work with the major national newspapers and firms, such as Futura – Corriere della Sera, Slurp Design, Designers Against Coronavirus, IED, Caffè Design, Food Confidential, Jont & The Infinite Possibility and emerging animation and motion graphics studios.
For inspiration, Cristina always tends to look to the history of art and adores René Magritte. Nature also has a great impact on her: she believes that everything made by Mother Nature is perfect, from shapes to colours. There is always something new to learn if you look closely.

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Filippo Gualazzi

Filippo Gualazzi is a creative technologist  and new media artist . His course of study has allowed him to work with important realities in the field of interactive installations, audiovisual performances and multimedia environments. He defines his art strongly influenced and linked to the audiovisual component. His works are almost always some association of audio and video, ranging between light installations, audiovisual shows, videomapping, multimedia environments, digital events and interactive installations.  “My  main interest is to combine physical / real world with new technologies,  often implementing sensors and  interactive systems known in the  practices of interaction design and  Physical Computing”.

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MOOK is an artistic duo born in 2000 from a project by Carlo Nannetti and Francesca Crisafulli. Both live and work in Rome, where they studied and now teach at IED, the European Institute for Design. Their artistic work embraces several art fields and activities such as sculpture, graphics, illustration, design, and workshops for children on art and recycling. They stand out for creating and producing objects with recovered materials, unique pieces born by collecting and assembling element that has been “dumped by the time”. Sea-worn wood, old doors, furniture and fabrics, unused items or parts thereof are recomposed following the rules of artistic recycling until they take on a new form and turn into sculptures or bizarre objects. 
MOOK has always conducted researches in the iconographic-editorial field, promoting exhibitions in many Italian galleries and museums, and working for various Italian companies.
They are mainly inspired by the use of discarded materials, which evoke a historical memory. They are also very interested in the playful dimension of objects, as it connects the observer with his own childhood world, often forgotten, and with the awareness of his being a social subject.

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Called Ruggge, he defines himself as a fomenter of unexpected joys, a night owl designer, a creator of monsters and exhibitions, a creator of sporadic parades, a tamer of shadows, a potter of ceramics, a lover of installations, a pizza eater, a lover of dinosaurs, an orchestrator of workshops and a spreader of collective enthusiasm.
RuGGe was born and grew up in a tedious village in the tundra of Brianza, between 106 discos and 2 pharmacies. He likes to tell stories, draw them with lines or words, prepare herbal teas and add spices to food. He has lots of friends (including Ventolin) and when he grows up he would like to learn to whistle with his fingers.

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Stefka Koleva

Born and living in Bulgaria, internationally graduated in four professional degrees. Working in visual, concept, design, and marketing solutions. Personally, oriented in good causes and social projects. Inspired and motivated by people`s love and the international experience. Standing out with typical interactive work style and friendly mind set of sharing. “I’m inspired by the Great Ideas of “Good” by Plato”.

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Prepare to your visit


Explora includes 4 timed visits lasting 1 HOUR and 45 MINUTES each. The number of visitors admitted is limited in order to ensure a smooth flow of visitors, avoid overcrowding and offer you the best possible experience.  Visits are not guided.


  • Buy tickets online to go directly to the pavilion without going through the ticket office. 



  • Prepare your digital tickets on your smartphone (no need to print).



Download the map for a better visiting experience or discover Mission Explora, the game board to turn your visit into a retail hunt. 

During the visit – Suggestions for parents:


  • Respect your children’s choices: repeated and apparently similar actions are important to enhance their developmental potential;
  • Listen and pay attention to your children: you will focus on their activities and will help them build their competence;
  • Observe your children and how they play;
  • Stimulate their creativity asking questions or giving simple suggestions: let them do;
  • Take part in your children’s play, have fun with them and share their feelings without forgetting to give them the suggestions you consider important for their development through play.


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Always refer to our staff: we are waiting for you!



(Italiano) Interventi sulla qualità dell’aria

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(Italiano) Crea un videogame con Mastercard

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(Italiano) Oggi mi sento

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A curious guide for courageous kids

 Explora is proud to join the Galactic Guide to Coronavirus project, a free and downloadable guide to explain to children and their families this “microbe” that is changing the everyone’s habits.
Guida Galattica al Coronavirus is a project by Pleiadi Science Farmer, supported by Children’s Museum di Verona, Explora il Museo dei Bambini di Roma, MUBA Museo dei Bambini di Milano e La città dei bambini e dei ragazzi di Genova

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These tickets allow the holder to visit the museum free of charge, and they have no expiry date. 


See you soon!  

(Italiano) Record storico di visitatori al Museo

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Io e la scienza

Aria, acqua, terra e fuoco: scopriamo gli elementi naturali che ci circondano per imparare ad osservare e comprendere la natura intorno a noi.
Percorso tematico di 1 ora e 45 minuti Approfondisci