CUIR is an interdisciplinary hub for theoretical and practical investigation of urban intervention and transformation strategies.  CUIR aims to support interventions whose concerns range from artistic creation and community engagement to political activism and public safety.  CUIR continues the author’s existing work in development of hardware and software instruments for mobile projection.  CUIR focuses on free software, open source development, and machine fabricated hardware; these design parameters allow CUIR to disseminate its research findings beyond the localities of its host institutions.

CUIR was founded in 2013 by Ali Momeni, with support from a grant by Creative Capital. CUIR is housed within the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University‘s College of Fine Arts.

Ali Momeni - “Center for Urban Intervention Research” at the 2015 Creative Capital Retreat from Creative Capital on Vimeo and additional support from Sterling.