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how we started

In 2017 I decided to turn my passion into action. I decided to combine my love for travel and art, and channel it towards my thesis project. Today, this project goes by the name of SENSEcity. It is a narrative tool to learn about the urban environment in an interactive manner and approaches the city through the perspective of distinct fictive characters.

WHAT IS SENSECITY

SENSEcity is a dynamic, high-tech take on traditional travel guidebooks. With an artistically illustrated booklet and its complimentary mobile application, SENSEcity brings alive stories of the distant past which remain tucked in the corners of the city, using the immersive technology of mobile Augmented Reality. SENSEcity is where stories from the past -- both known and unknown -- are retold in the language of the future. This is a language that is driven by constant innovation and technological advancement.

HOW it works

The travel guide operates in two media -- an illustrated pop-up booklet and an AR application that is responsive to the illustrated booklet. Buy the book and then downloads the application as per the instructions. Scan the location illustrations on the pop-up booklet to trigger a series of video/audio clips that unravel authentic and fascinating stories about the chosen spot.

TEAM

Pooja Katara is an architect from India. She graduated in 2014 from Mumbai, India and completed her Master’s in Architectural Studies in Creative Urban Practices from Mackintosh School of Architecture. Her master’s thesis project has recently been selected as MSA’s nominee for the Foulis Medal, a Post graduate prize. She is currently pursuing the project to test it in Glasgow. As an artistically inclined architect, her interest lies in socially engaging urban projects. Her interactive work aims to be used as an investigative tool to speculate about the way we perceive spaces and places in cities. Through this, communities can engage with their cities history, social construct and physical interactions in a more interactive manner.   VIEW CV

Pooja Katara is an architect from India. She graduated in 2014 from Mumbai, India and completed her Master’s in Architectural Studies in Creative Urban Practices from Mackintosh School of Architecture. Her master’s thesis project has recently been selected as MSA’s nominee for the Foulis Medal, a Post graduate prize. She is currently pursuing the project to test it in Glasgow. As an artistically inclined architect, her interest lies in socially engaging urban projects. Her interactive work aims to be used as an investigative tool to speculate about the way we perceive spaces and places in cities. Through this, communities can engage with their cities history, social construct and physical interactions in a more interactive manner.

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