Connor Stevens, "The Public Factory of Images (And Objects Too)"
The Public Factory of Images (And Objects Too) explores the possibility of engaging communities in the development of design projects. Textual input from users is translated into architectural images using an open-source machine-learning tool. This tool produces and generates images in real-time, providing a discursive platform for playful iteration to be shared between the community, architects and ultimately, the city. The design process aims to amass a repository of architectural images and objects that engender and facilitate discourse about development in their neighbourhoods and empower communities to achieve a collective vision.