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Fast Company Selects Collective Obscura
as a 2020 World Changing Company Finalist

April 28, 2020

With over 3,000 entries to their World Changing Ideas Awards competition this year, Fast Company magazine has recognized "Collective Obscura" as a 2020 World Changing Idea of the Year finalist.

Now in its fourth year, Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas awards honor products, concepts, companies, policies, and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet. Categories range from Advertising to Food, Health and Wellness, to Social Justice and Energy.

Projects in any category, created by undergraduate or graduate students. Read about the winner: a redesigned rape kit that aims to empower assault survivors.


Aicatcher, Deepak Mallya
Bootcamps for Change, Katie Heggtveit
Collective Obscura, Eleni Oikonomaki, Bryan Truitt, Rashad Timmons, and Lian Song
Cress Health, Michael Lai and Justin Kim
Durex: Hiding in Plain Sight, Matias Chiquis, Tuhin Phari, and Leonardo Fonseca
Equity for Artists, Amy Whitaker
Farror, Yumeng Ji, Andrea Kang, and Ke Hu
Form, Rachel Balma
Geoidentity, Giorgia Malandrino
Kiri, Nick Porfilio and Jacob Starley
M-Hair, Augmented Human Lab, University of Auckland
Oasis, Jay Jones
OceanCloud, Alice Sueko Müller
Pluto, Maxine Anderson, Michael Ioffe, Ryan Laverty, and Joseph Passanante


Animo, Sebastian Hunkeler
Blind Maps, Mriga Suchdeva and Saloni Mittal
Mercury OS, Jason Yuan and Dennis Jin
Museum of Tomorrow, Jessica Ho and Kejian Zhao
okaTrack, Christy Zhang, Hanna Lauterbach, and Chris Spaulding
Out of the Box, Yu Qian Ang and Klo’e Yim Chew Ng
Panic Aid, Hatem El Akad, Refaat Rico, Ahmed Radwan, and Abdo Soliman
Prospero, Samantha Chan, Suranga Nanayakkara, and Haimo Zhang
Tradicion Peruana Peruvian Hot Sauce, Antoinette Munoz and Brett Addington

Collective Obscura at Shenzhen Biennale

December 13, 2019

Collective Obscura was chosen to be exhibited in the "Eyes of the City" section, curated by MIT professor Carlo Ratti (Chief Curator), Politecnico di Torino and SCUT (Academic Curators).  Learn more here!

Watch here the project included in the video of the world’s most attended architecture exhibition, opening in December 2019 in Shenzhen, China that prompts a critical reflection on how digital technologies are impacting urban life.