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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ Augmented Remembrance: Women of the Triangle Fire


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Katherine Obermeyer (designer)
Jess Irish (thesis advisor)
Danielle A. Jackson (thesis advisor)


May 3 2020


Augmented remembrance is an augmented reality memorial to the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The project seeks to tell these victim’s stories while bridging the gap between where these women were and where we are now. By experiencing the spaces where these women lived, we can reflect on our more modern experiences by giving homage to their tragic loss of life. The mobile application allows users to scan sticker targets at the homes of the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. These women went on strike seeking safe working conditions and were ignored by management, leading to their untimely deaths that would go on to spur political and social movements throughout American history. Users scan a target and are shown a photo of the victim, where possible, and an audio experience about each woman’s life. By focusing on an auditory experience instead of a visual medium, users can more directly interact with the untold stories of these young immigrant women and bring them to life in the spaces where they lived.

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