Future Cities Studio Creates Immersive Photogrammetry Experiences

Future Cities Studio uses the technology of photogrammetry to create immersive interactive experiences.


‘Future Cities’ was a project born in Tokyo in 2018 with the idea of exploring the shared memories of the world’s cities. The team including Photographer Cody Ellingham, 3D creator Ruben Fro, and soundscape artist SJF wander and scan places using a process called photogrammetry, turning images and video into ‘point clouds’.

Each place is uniquely scanned to tell its story and then the ‘point clouds’ are assembled together to create a dreamlike interactive experience that is projected onto buildings or in gallery spaces. “It is as if you are swimming through a dream of a place deep underwater, some of these buildings are already gone and they only exist in memories now.” The real-time aspects of the show combined with the immersive music creates a powerful experience that leaves audiences mesmerized.

Future Cities has created installation shows and undertaken projects in Tokyo, Taiwan, Shanghai and New Zealand.