STORIES

WORLD OF HIGHRISES

[an interactive special feature]
From the street or the sky, visit a HIGHRISE community in almost any country on the planet, thanks to Google satellite and streetview. And help us grow our database with your suggestions.

DIRECTOR’S BLOG

[read post]
We at HIGHRISE just screened our documentary One Millionth Tower outdoors, at a festival celebrating another highrise neighbourhood.

OUT MY WINDOW: INSTALLATION

[webpage + video]
An art installation that extends the 360° web doc into a larger-than-life-size physical environment. Co-produced by the CFC Media Lab, with interactive artist Priam Givord.

OUT MY WINDOW: PARTICIPATE

[web project]
A showcase of user-generated photos and stories out highrise windows from around the world, inspired by Out My Window.

THE STORY SO FAR

[start here]
Through text and thumbnail videos, catch-up on how HIGHRISE has evolved, and what’s been produced in this multi-year documentary experiment about the human experience in vertical suburbs around the world.

ONE MILLIONth TOWER

[interactive documentary]
The HIGHRISE re-imagined, by architects, animators, and the residents who live there. Built in cutting-edge open-source technology, a world first.

OUT MY WINDOW

[feature-length web documentary]
A 360° documentary about global highrise residents and their views out onto the urban planet. Winner of the inaugural IDFA DocLab for Digital Storytelling 2010, winner of the International Digital Emmy 2011.

THE 1000th TOWER

[web documentary]
Equipped with digital cameras and powerful personal points-of-view, six Toronto residents are documenting their own vertical lives against the backdrop of the city’s ambitious Tower Renewal effort.

HIGHRISE PROLOGUE

[web presentation]
A visual and textual walkthrough of the conceptual framework and research behind HIGHRISE, a multi-year documentary experiment about the human experience in vertical suburbs.

HIGHRISE TRAILER

[short video]
A short video outlining the ambitions of the HIGHRISE vision, collaborations and outcomes.