Sloan Aulgur

Sloan is a multi-media designer interested in performance and the intimate individual experience felt within a crowd. She is interested in surreal interiors, live performances, and affect produced through story-telling spaces. Her work has prioritized both small interactive details and expansive experiential space, testing lighting and material concepts through performative pieces and time-based productions. Sloan is currently a lead researcher for Matter Design, and has worked as designer for various firms, including Marlon Blackwell Architects, Gensler Seattle, and Somewhere Studio. 


A short film personifying the moon as a critique of humanity’s hyper fixation on the sun. The piece was conceptualized through a deep time narrative, and produced from a series of topographical sets and projections. MIT, Fall 2021. Core 1.
This experiment looks at actuating the medical braces of early-onset scoliosis, interested in articulating ways to nurture intimate relationships with the negatives of our bodies. The first generation piece mimics standard medical brace fabrication methods, while personifying the body armor to engage back. MIT, Fall 2021. Creative Computation.
An interactive viewfinder presenting different perspectives of the “truth” in space. A sequence of scenes are split by an internal two-way mirror, limiting the recognition of “fact” from each viewpoint. MIT, Fall 2021. Core 1.
A series of celestial dioramas exploring design in the vacuum(former) of Space. The models shares a list of fundamental laws of production, and design iterations arise from the manipulation of their shared variables. Each is piece is entirely unique, yet all follow a shared language. MIT, Fall 2021. Geometric Disciplines.
strand conservatory
MIT, Fall 2021. Core II. In collaboration with Tanya Estrina.
"planned obsolescence"
planned obsolescence
MIT, Fall 2021. Core II. In collaboration with Tanya Estrina.
sources and sinks
MIT, Fall 2022. Core III. In collaboration with Harris Chowdhary.
we're inside!
A working script and set design for a self-produced, live-action play. "We're Inside!" MIT, Spring 2023. Synchronization of Senses, ACT.