Brown FACADES is an interactive guide designed to provide a glimpse into the history of architecture, design, environments and spaces of the Brown University campus in Providence, RI. We created the app as a commission for Professor Dietrich Neumann and his students at Brown University’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.
Women’s Development Corporation (WDC) is a Providence, RI-based non-profit organization which develops and manages scattered-site housing for low income families with challenges. This short film was produced by DMRLab in 2011 to support WDC’s efforts to meet the needs of those at the edge of homelessness.
Tweeting on Modernism is a fleeting homage to the professional aspirations and ethical stance of modern architectural culture. The installation explores the role of voice, authority and agency in architectural culture, putting the masters of Architectural Modernism in perpetual dialogue with each other and inviting instigations by users.
Sounds, along with other senses, have a profound influence on our perception of the environment. The multi-modality of perceptual processing is influential in cognitive interpretation, semantic and aesthetic judgments related to environmental scenes. In Fall 2008, a series of surveys were conducted at the University of California Berkeley campus …
According to De Certeau, the view that comes from above, as in maps, plans and satellite views, functions to serve a “totalizing” aim. In contrast, walking, similar to a speech act, can counter dominant discourses and practices. The view of the map is taken as homogenenizing, impersonal, disembodied and distanced. Listening, as well as speaking, […]
Soundtrack is Gokce Kinayoglu’s online interactive project built with the idea of using online maps to create interactive soundscape experiences of recorded soundwalks. The technique that is employed involves outdoor sound recordings made on the move ie. ‘soundwalks’, and GPS track-log generated during the walk.
The modern city is the precondition of cinema’s existence. Yet it is also shaped by the cinematic imagination—it is perceived through the windshield of the car, the train, the airplane, in a state of distraction, as a montage of arrivals and departures. How does architecture respond to the cinematic mode of viewing and how does cinema present architecture?
Our experience of cities is always already fictional. As such, the city is an imagined space. One of the most notable fictional cities is St. Petersburg as told by Dostoyevsky. St.Petersburg is a short film shot on location. It trails the path of a fictional murderer, Raskolnikov of Crime and Punishment, and finds in his place an impersonator …
Kids do Crime is an attempt to engage a group of local youth in changing perceptions about themselves in the setting of their public housing project in a central London area subject to gentrification. It uses fictionalization as strategy — the practice of turning an account of true events into a story by changing some details, introducing imaginary characters.