Sophie Baburin
Bachelor of Design (Hons)

An increasingly desirable aspect in the lives of city-dwellers is having the opportunity to slow down. Technology and constant information seems to add stress, noise and distraction to our lives, and disrupts opportunities for stillness. In this project, opportunities for incorporating mindfulness and stillness-experiences into our lives are realised and conceptualised through technology-mediated designs and public space. New understandings of the mind/body connection are formed through technology in an immersive urban experience. Through fieldwork undertaken in Sydney, Australia and Chongqing, China, the project reimagines public space and utilises effective placemaking methods to encourage community-based participation.