The Urban AR Lab was an experimental workspace at Stadttfinden Festival that took place in an abandoned factory building located at the periphery of Leipzig.
As a team of four (with Jörn Röder and Lennert Raesch) we developed sensor kits that send measurements of carbon dioxide, air humidity, temperature and water values to smartphones in Virtual Reality headsets. By causing changes in the mobile device’s camera image we visualized the invisible and unvisited phenomenons of growing cities. We invited Stadttfinden visitors into our open laboratory and took them with us on what we Augmented Reality walks to re-see and reimagine the urban habitat in performative and experimental ways.
The Urban AR Lab is experiment 9 of the experimental research project Future Perspectives, Modified Animals, Critical Machines by Jasper Meiners and Isabel Paehr.