Augmented Spatiality


Responsive and kinetic installations

This studio addressed how recent technological advances in computing, sensing and actuation as well as custom designed materials could be retrofitted to the visionary city of the immediate past to foster concurrent interaction in physical and virtual public space.

Designers have long been concerned with new and visionary types of public space to support socially-oriented human interaction whether through spatial or technological means.

Students from various programs of the School of Architecture and Design and the School of Fashion and Textiles and the Public Arts program worked in groups. The outcomes included responsive and kinetic installations for an urban public space of the future that demonstrated parts of the vision.

This studio was funded by the RMIT Learning and Teaching Investment Fund 2011.

Studio Leaders: Flora Salim, Jane Burry, Juliette Peers, Jenny Underwood


1. Salim, F. D., Burry, J., Peers, J., Underwood, J. (2012) “Augmented Spatiality”, International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC), pp. 275-300, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2012.
2. Salim, F. D., Burry, J., Underwood, J. (2013) “Augmenting Public Spaces with Live Forms and Fabrics: Integrating mechatronics and textiles to provoke social interactions in public spaces”, in Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) 2013, NUS, Singapore.

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