Budapest-based designer and cultural mediator

In the air Budapest

2009 • Workshops

In the Air is a visualization project which aims to make visible the microscopic and invisible agents of the air (gases, particles, pollen, diseases, etc), to see how they perform, react and interact with the rest of the city. The visualization tool is a web-based dynamic model which builds up the space the components generate, where through data crossing behavior patterns emerge.

The project proposes a platform for individual and collective awareness and decision making, where the interpretation of results can be used for real time navigation through the city, opportunistic selection of locations according to their air conditions and a base for political action.

The Budapest-workshop was lead by Nerea Calvillo and involved a group of architects, interaction designers, and anthropologists. The project ended up with a web based dynamic model and a physical prototype.

Concept and workshop leader: Nerea Calvillo (ES) Workshop organizer: Melinda Sipos


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