Project

AR Neighbor/hood

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Anna Chung

Anna Chung

What really divides Cambridge?

Who can occupy certain spaces in Cambridge? What are the less obvious social and cultural factors at play? When moving to a new neighborhood, one of the first things you might think about is whether you can afford to live there. But for many people, housing is not only a matter of affordability but also a matter of access to community. For others, private housing may not even be an option, so the accessibility of homeless shelters and public indoor spaces become important factors.

This project is in the prototype phase. It uses census data and augmented reality (AR) to examine the livability of three areas of Cambridge: Harvard Square, Central Square, and Kendall Square. In doing so, we hope to create an intersectional map that helps us understand housing accessibility.

What really divides Cambridge?

Who can occupy certain spaces in Cambridge? What are the less obvious social and cultural factors at play? When moving to a new neighborhood, one of the first things you might think about is whether you can afford to live there. But for many people, housing is not only a matter of affordability but also a matter of access to community. For others, private housing may not even be an option, so the accessibility of homeless shelters and public indoor spaces become important factors.

This project is in the prototype phase. It uses census data and augmented reality (AR) to examine the livability of three areas of Cambridge: Harvard Square, Central Square, and Kendall Square. In doing so, we hope to create an intersectional map that helps us understand housing accessibility.