design and technology
design and technology

Synesthesia
Severino Alfonso/ Loukia Tsafoulia




Synesthesia is an atmospheric immersive space that attracts the viewer to approach and

engage in a sensorial conversation. It aligns with a historical inquiry on the human – machine – environment recursive relationships providing a rational and emotional sense of what it means to live among machines that converse and raises awareness on the design potential behind responsive environments. At the same time, it offers possibilities for critiquing space interactivity and offers opportunities for both historical reflection and prospective thinking.

The installation is a traveling experience that engages a variety of people, communities, and places. The installation ìs afterlife moves beyond its physicality and amplifies the narratives and cultural interactions triggered by it.

Synesthesia is a project by Severino Alfonso and Loukia Tsafoulia, within the context of their research for the Synesthetic Research and Design Lab, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Architecture and Built Environment — a multidisciplinary research that provokes a discourse positioned at the intersection of art, design, technology, digital culture and health.




All images courtesy of Loukia Tsafoulia