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Gallery Talk: Luisa Caldas on BAMPFA AR

BAMPFA AR—Augmented Time explores augmented reality (AR) as a new medium for narrative and storytelling. Three AR experiences reflect on different spatial conditions of the Diller Scofidio + Renfro museum design. Timeline renders visible the story of the building, from its inauguration in 1940 as the university printing press to its period of abandonment to its transformation into a contemporary museum. Wall transforms the building’s skin into a layered surface that can be peeled away to reveal unexpected spaces. Craft examines the personal narratives that craftsmanship brings to architecture. 

Luisa Caldas is the author of BAMPFA AR—Augmented Time. She is professor in the Department of Architecture at UC Berkeley, and creator and director of the XR Lab, a laboratory dedicated to augmented and virtual reality.