Metropoles is a multiplayer collaborative VR experience designed to raise awareness about gentrification. A live performer guides the players around a city neighborhood. The players encounter 360˚ video stories, and the documentary world transitions into a 3D replica of the neighborhood. Players are given magic abilities to re-shape the city block by making difficult decisions collaboratively. As the experience evolves, the players become characters themselves, sharing their own stories.
Metropoles was part of the 2017 Oculus Launchpad. Combining live performance, storytelling, 360˚ documentary and dance this interactive experience centers on an intimate neighborhood in Brooklyn. Founded on the principles of participatory democracy and tactical urbanism this multiplayer experience raises awareness that we all have a voice in the shaping of our communities.