In this studio we will investigate how the city informs the imaginations of its inhabitants and how the inhabitants' imaginations form the city itself.
We will dive into the concept of urbanity through the design of devices that allow the city to be navigated in new ways. Our projects will seek to unveil hidden worlds and experiences within the city that are typically ignored or unseen by urban dwellers.
Students will learn mechanical design and fabrication techniques to develop urban interventions that transforms users' experiential perspective. They will design a device or wearable that allows the user (or users) to explore the city from a new perspective that unveils unseen aspects of the city.
Questions to Consider:
- What issue or aspect of the city is being unveiled?
- What are the existing traces of this issue in the city? How can your device enhance/alter/exaggerate these traces or add new traces to the urban environment?