[sort of] OPEN HOUSE - Living spaces through social media

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1137 S Cochran Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
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An Open House by MAK Center architects-in-residence WASA.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up? Open your window? Brush your teeth? Or check social media.

Most probably, you look at your phone to see what has happened. Two hours later you do it again. This action is repeated throughout the day. Social media has become a way of showing the world what you are up to or where you are. But most important, it has filtered the spaces we occupy by allowing us to “experience” a space without being there.

[sort of] OPEN HOUSE was part of the ongoing housing research and design project The Machine is Broken!. Guillermo Acosta, Alejandra Avalos, and Alan Ríos explored new ways of understanding and creating private space. For this event they explored the implications social media has on the physical and virtual spaces we inhabit by a series of installations. How can people experience spaces when they are physically somewhere but virtually elsewhere?