Health is an intersection of body and environment. Intertwining individual and environmental health in space enables us to continue a discourse of how we define environmental well-being. This project overlays the direct experience of a local climate with the experience of individual users. It is an attempt to condense an experience of the environment at both a local and expanded scale: the local through the designed space of physical micro-climates on the ground, and the expanded through the observation of virtual representations via augmented reality.

Sean Lally and Matt Wizinsky bring complementary insights from their different disciplines —landscape architecture and interaction design—to create work that bridges disciplinary boundaries. Lally is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from UMASS Amherst and his masters in architecture from UCLA. Lally is author of The Air from Other Planets: A Brief History of Architecture to Come and a Rome Prize Fellow in Landscape Architecture. Wizinsky completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Design and is now an assistant professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at The University of Cincinnati. He is a designer, design educator, and researcher whose projects live at various intersections of participatory design, interaction design, exhibition design, and speculative design. He recently collaborated on a pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

My work is a synthesis of two intense pressures on society today: humanity’s manipulation of the en­vironment and the bio engineering of the human body. The first is changing the makeup of the physical spaces we occupy and the second, the very body that perceives that space. – Sean Lally