Architect’s Newspaper has published a deeper look at the Mobile Museum of Tolerance (MMOT), an exciting new project led by our Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign in partnership with the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
An immersive and state-of-the-art bus fitted with interactive tech and theater seating, the MMOT provides one-of-a-kind learning experiences to students and adults alike. The purpose of the MMOT is to empower people of all ages and backgrounds to raise their voices and act against anti-Semitism, bullying, racism, hate and intolerance, and to promote human dignity.
The bus’ exterior is adorned with the images of famous human rights leaders throughout history. Inside, MMOT programs use powerful emotive and cognitive stimuli to address pressing social issues in ways that complement and supplement existing school and community resources.
In the Architect’s Newspaper piece, Mehrdad Yazdani shares his thoughts and his team’s design ethos for the project.
“When going through the museum, there is less emphasis on display objects, old pictures and artifacts,” he explains. “The Museum of Tolerance, they’re showing films, talking about events and extracting human rights issues from them to ask, ‘how would you (the viewer) respond in this situation?’ The museum is all about helping and empowering people to act with tolerance to present and future events.”