Augmented Reality Window: The New York Museum of Climate Catastrophe Through Objects, Failures and Timelines

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Lefebvre, Emily Jayne




This thesis explores how architecture can create a connection of present-day actions to far-future consequences. The daily actions we perform impact our future environment, yet the connection between actions today and the consequences of actions years later remain invisible. As a coastal urban centre, New York City will be deeply impacted by climate catastrophe. My desire to link the effects of climate catastrophe to real time behavior led to the exploration of augmented reality as an architectural instrument. A vision into the future was inspired by Bruno Latour's Down to Earth and visualizations of Latour's theories drive narratives of a future New York. Augmentation connects the future to your present-day actions using an Augmented Reality Window. Building upon research in Environmental Psychology, these windows will attempt to narrow the ecological attitude-behaviour gap of New Yorkers. Multiple people using the Augmented Reality Window, will mitigate the consequences of climate catastrophe.


Urban and Regional Planning
Psychology - Behavioral




Carleton University

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