Assembly of Youth

Large scale immersive installation that visualizes the hopes, fears and aspirations of of children around the world   UN during the General Assembly in New York.

Assembly of Youth is a physical installation that puts the voices of children at the heart of the UN during the general assembly. The installation physically visualizes data gathered through UNICEF’s SMS based social reporting tool U-Report showing a representation of answers to questions asked to thousands of people.

The installation is comprised of 45 uniquely designed statues representing children from different nationalities, cultures and places around the world, it’s form reflects the form of the General Assembly forum at the UN headquarters. Through the figures in the space, the installation displays the questions asked by U-Report and a the answers mapped to figures in the space followed by spatial audio of the answers – as visitors walk around the piece they physically experience the emotional impact of real time data from questions and answers displayed by the installation.

My role: lead reative technologist, interaction design and technical direction for data platform. The project was developed in collaboration with London based studio United Visual Artists (installation design, development). Worked on this  project whilst in a full time role at Creative Labs London.

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