Over the past six months, Draxtor Despres has been carefully documenting the collaborative work of students from Ain Shams University and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles – led by Amr Attia, David Denton, and Kara Bartelt.  Drax is partnering here with Sandcastle Studios, and published the 1st part in a documentary series, “The Kansas to Cairo Project – Part 1.”

Students used the virtual world of Second Life to design a large open space situated between the Grand Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza.  Even though they had never met in the physical world, they were able to use their avatars to collaborate – working together to create a sustainable urban design solutions.

To learn more about the project, check out  earlier posts HERE, and HERE – along with this write-up in Architectural Record earlier this year.


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