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Mobile Geographies was a project that aimed to create a platform for the production and dissemination of geo-tagged urban information – including historical facts, individual experiences, neighborhood statistics, planning information and other information deemed important by a community of users. The goal was to connect virtual narrative layers to tangible places, providing a ghosted space where stories, histories and statistics reveal patterns of associations or visions of the future. Mobile phones served as both the input and output devices of information in this project.

This project was a collaborative effort between students and faculty from Mumbai at the Rachana Sansad Academy of Architecture and students and faculty from The New School, including Parsons Communication Design and Technology department and the New School for Social Research’s Anthropology department. Lead faculty were Colleen Macklin, Stephanie Owens, and Vyjayanthi Rao.

For more information visit the Mobile Geographies Blog.

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