Join Anya Domlesky, an XL Lab founder and co-curator of the Urban Sensorium exhibition for the SWA Group research and innovation arm, for an informative and engaging closing talk about our current exhibition, Urban Sensorium as part of the DesignTO
Urban Sensorium explores the future of the built environment in cities through the lens of sensory experience. Using sight, smell, touch, sound, and taste, the project anticipated potential energy, ecology, climate, transit, and food scenarios for five major cities chosen for their projected economic growth and international influence. The methodology for the project included fieldwork and the gathering of indicators from current design and planning projects to identify major drivers of change within each city. We found New York might get brighter, Houston might become more fragrant, San Francisco may be drier, Los Angeles might get quieter, and Shanghai might be spicier, the implications of which were drawn citywide in a type of “future mapping.”
Urban Sensorium was researched and designed by Emily Schlickman and Anya Domlesky of XL Lab and supported by SWA Group and Noah Christman, SPUR Public Programming Manager.