My urban futures
Daily tous les jours creates large scale interactive installations driven by collective experiences. The design studio uses technology and storytelling to explore collaboration, the future of cities and the power of humans.
DTLJ is best known for its work in public spaces, where passing crowds are invited to play a critical role in the transformation of their environment and their relationships. Their work mixes digital arts, performance and placemaking, utilizing contemporary tools that range from sensors, phones and real-time data, to musical instruments, dance choreographies, food and meditation.
Some of DTLJ’s best known projects include: The 21 Balançoires, set up every year in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal; the Musical Swings, a project inspired by the balançoires that has travelled all over the USA since its creation; and the Musical Shadows, that reacts to the shadows of passerby with the sounds of singing voices. Last year DTLJ also presented Hello Trees! in Houston TX, a walking serenade with light animated arches and most recently in 2018, they created the meditative experience of I Heard There Was a Secret Chord, presented at the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montreal as part of the Leonard Cohen exhibition called A Crack in Everything.
Daily tous les jours is based in Montreal and was co-founded by Melissa Mongiat and Mouna Andraos.
Mouna Andraos is co-founder of Daily tous les jours (Dtlj), design studio that creates large scale interactive installations driven by collective experiences.
DTLJ’s work has won numerous international recognitions including Best in Show at the IxDA Interaction Awards, the Grand Prize at the UNESCO Shenzhen Design Awards, a Knight Cities Challenge for Civic Innovation, a Fast Company Innovation by Design Award, and an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Award. The studio is also very active in the design and digital arts communities, giving lectures and workshops worldwide, notably at SXSW, EYEO, INST-INT, New Cities Summit, TEDx, Ars Electronica.
Prior to Dtlj, Mouna worked under the label Electronic Crafts exploring the intersection of mass-produced electronics and handmade crafts to create playful, sustainable, or participatory objects. Her web-based work for the interactive agency Bluesponge has won numerous international recognitions, including prizes from ID magazine, Best of Show at the SXSW Festival, and a CyberLion in Cannes.
Mouna holds a masters degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and is an alumni of Concordia University in Montréal and Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York City.