Sensory Project Wins at SXSW Eco

The Social Sensory Architectures project won the category for Speculative and Prototyping at the SXSW Eco Conference. Competing against five other finalists each giving a four-minute presentation to a panel of jurors, our project was selected for its combination of imaginative impact for an audience - children with autism - of which there still remains a lot of mystery around how best to understand and address their unique challenges.

SXSW Place by Design

The Place by Design Finalists envision public space as something greater than a backdrop for human activity. These projects push everyday places to become an integral part of a community and a force for social, economic and environmental change. Place by Design represents the potential for place-based innovation to influence public health, community engagement, social equity and more.  While many applicants work in related fields such as urban design and architecture, there are also artists, developers, community activists, corporations and entrepreneurs below. This diversity demonstrates the collaboration that is key to building good places, and SXSW Eco’s Place by Design program strives to be a platform to foster extraordinary partnerships and advance this work further. The Speculative + Prototyping category focuses on conceptual ideas to improve public space and the built environment; projects in planning stages.