Social AR is augmented reality (AR) displayed through various social apps like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Tiktok. Or, in simpler words – it is all the fun and engaging camera filters we love to use when updating our stories. But can these filters become carriers of important messages and even fuel social change? Can we use this liminal digital space to show the unseen? During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the basic principles of augmented reality and create your very own AR project using Spark AR – Facebook’s augmented reality platform. Together, we will also explore several exciting cases of socially engaged AR. The workshop is perfect for beginners and artists/designers who are looking to use augmented reality as a new platform for their voices.

Pre requirements
Spark AR Studio v122
Image editing software (Photoshop, GIMP, Procreate, Paint, etc)
Instagram account connected to a Facebook Account

BY  Aziza Kadyri (RU)

Aziza Kadyri is a Moscow-based interdisciplinary artist with a focus on augmented reality, performance design and experimental costume. As a concept artist and designer, she has worked on various augmented reality experiences in collaboration with Immerse Lab, Phygitalism, and She is also currently creating designs for several theatre productions in Moscow (Fomenko Workshop Theatre, Praktika, Ermolova Theatre, etc). Aziza's personal projects often explore the themes of cultural identity, migration, decoloniality, and language. She holds a BA in Fashion from Tsinghua University in Beijing and an MA in Performance Design from Central Saint Martins in London.