Charleston Reconstructed

Fall 2018—Spring 2020 | AR, Unity, mobile, location-based
With Rob Tokanel, Hope Schroeder, Khoi Le, Emily O'Neal, and many other contributors
[Brown Institute]


Charleston Reconstructed is a location-based AR experience to democratize public spaces, challenge historical narratives, and empower silenced voices. Across three chapters taking place throughout Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina, guests are invited to:

  1. Reflect on the past by contextualizing the monument to John C. Calhoun (physically removed in summer 2020)
  2. Acknowledge the present by digitally invoking Denmark Vesey
  3. Imagine a brighter future through the Door of No Return

The project was scheduled to launch in spring 2020, but progress was unfortunately halted by the pandemic.

Project Deck