Tess Mclaren

Exploring the milieu and biology generates interactive spaces that reset Japanese passengers, composing their bodies to be more susceptible to making connections with others. This approach to spatial design deliberately places the passengers in a physical proximity to strangers within a collaborative spatial experience to encourage intimacy. Choreographing a sequence of experiential installations within the site, passengers are persuaded into an initially unfamiliar program that stimulates changes in their bodies and guides perceptions about connecting others in the community. The project reveals the benefits of unlocking the bodies' neurotransmitters as a catalyst for discovering new ways to form connections and new ideologies around social interaction.