Extending Design Realities explores the use of rapidly evolving extended reality technology (XR; augmented, virtual and mixed reality) in participatory urban planning to create better participation and enhance urban resilience.
When: 28 May 2019, 10am–3pm
Location: Hämeentie 135 D
The event is full, but possible released tickets will be informed in the Facebook event.
“Have you ever felt lost in the city? Is it sometimes challenging to understand what urban planners are trying to achieve? Could emerging technologies improve public participation and make cities more liveable? Interpreting complex urban planning strategies can be difficult, let alone far-reaching future scenarios. In Augmented Urbans, we believe that better visualization with cutting-edge XR technologies can make it all easier and more understandable.
Extending Design Realities delves into the topical intersection of XR technologies and contemporary urban planning. We explore how new technologies can assist urban planners in making public participation better for all parties involved – and how to design more resilient cities to tackle the increasingly complex challenges they face today and in the future.
Join us in discussions and networking, hear leading experts from XR and urban planning fields share their insightful and inspiring perspectives in keynotes, and experience fascinating XR solutions yourself in the newly established Helsinki XR Center. Details regarding the speakers and event schedule will be announced later in our website, Facebook event and social media channels.”
The event is organized by Augmented Urbans and Finnish Design Academy.
Extending Design Realities is a pre-event for Cumulus conference 2019 in Rovaniemi ‘Around the Campfire: Resilience and Intelligence’. Read more about the conference on Cumulus website
Augmented Urbans (AU) co-develops integrated urban planning practices and more meaningful participation through Extended Reality (XR = VR/AR/MR) technologies. Co-funded by the Central Baltic Interreg and coordinated by Metropolia UAS, AU involves 4 countries, 5 pilot cities, and 10 partners.
Helsinki XR Center is an incubator for talent, a cultural hub for co-creation and learning for all XR artists, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, students and enthusiasts. Established in early 2019, Helsinki XR Center is operated by Metropolia UAS together with Finnish Virtual Reality Association FIVR, and is powered by the City of Helsinki and Business Finland.