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Virtual Reality Reconstruction of the Historic Magnolia House

Prof. Kopper received a grant, in collaboration with Prof. Asha Kutty (Dept. of Interior Architecture), from the City of Greensboro’s Catalyzing Creativity program for a project that aims to perform a virtual reality reconstruction of the Historic Magnolia House.

The Magnolia House, in Greensboro, NC, was a popular destination for African Americans who visited the city during the period of segregation in the 1950s and 1960s and 1970s. The project’s goals are twofold: to broadly share the Magnolia House’s history with the public and create a field trip experience designed to bring minority students into the field of interior design and architecture. The VR project will show visitors the house as it may have looked and operated in 1949, as well as how the house’s interior may have changed through the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

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