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© Andrew Wasley 2017. Courtesy of ALDATERRA Projects ©2017

I was the AR designer and developer for Mapping Memory Routes project developed by Aldaterra Projects where I collaborated with the artist and curator Alda Terracciano. Mapping Memory Routes is an interactive, multisensory installation which explores various aspects of Moroccan heritage and culture. AR was complimented by olfactory technologies developed by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Politecnico di Milano to construct a living museum of cultural memories that reflects the challenges of gentrification and communal visions of a utopian space within the city. The digital installation consists of a map of Golborne Road, which has been populated by objects relating to Moroccan heritage and culture, each requiring a different sense to be experienced. It was produced in collaboration with members of the local community who participated in a series of memory sessions with the artist focused on people’s everyday life.  The installation has been exhibited at CHI 2017, and Tate as part of the exhibition Producing Memory: Maps, Materials, Belongings. 

- Terracciano A., Dima M., Carulli M., and Bordegoni M. 2017. Mapping Memory Routes: a Multisensory Interface for Sensorial Urbanism and Critical Heritage Studies.  In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’17). ACM, New York, NY, USA,  353-356.

- Terracciano A., Dima M. 2016. A Design strategy for multisensory experiences in urban ethnographic research. Workshop proceedings. CHI 2016, San Jose, USA