Augmented Territories. System of interactive public spaces.

Digital interactions through physical oportunities
One way to sense the city
pedestrian flows
digital public hedge and virtual conections
The reading of the city changes acording to the intensity of uses by people
Another way to sense and measure city activities
Places with poor interaction suggest activities that take place in there at specific times
Then, urban dynamics change spaces. Places adapt to people
Digital media as mediator between disruptions within physical space
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Discovering the city as a place for serendipity
DATA CCS [app]

Primary Author

  • Karen Sofia Mata Ortas


  • Universidad Simon Bolivar


  • Aliz Mena (Professor)


  • Jorge Villota Peña


This urban link is about how people could sense the city. Individual digital interactions need to be visible in order to turn them a collective fact to become urban, since public space is considered as a space of enjoyment with the facilities of ICTs. Thereby, isolated physical public spaces may be connected to the existing network of places in social media to promote pedestrian flows. The idea is to create a system in which people can recognize all the opportunities around linking their experiences in an environment that goes from digital to physical, from physical to digital and so on, and which is always collective. In addition to physical intervention, an urban app was created to explore how to establish a link between physical and digital space, In order to recognize the possibilities of visualizing this virtual networks as a tool for urban planning and development of public space. The approach to the urban link leads us to a new reading of the territory and its urban fabric, our current city.

Project Statement

As it was a final project, the program was very flexible. The project was awarded with honorific mention for providing new understanding of city patters, and for stablishing innovated spacial relationships between physical and digital connection within the urban fabric. Also for opening a window for future explorations within the field.

Project Description

As the aim of the project is to look for several ways to understand city interactions within the whole territory. Therefore, three different interventions were proposed to diminish the idea of an specific form. It was not necessary to take a unic proposal because what matters for this research is to generate a provocation within the frame of digital media in architecture, urban planning and design. By conceptualizing time and space for contemporary society, this project adds other lends to read a city that is not static.

Digital interactions through physical oportunities