Primary Voice is an interdisciplinary design studio that gives a voice to the invisible inhabitants in cities through interactive media. 

Started in 2014, the practice bears witness to radical urban transformations by documenting the lives of industrial workers and others as they move from their rural origins. The studio is an international team of designers, technologists, filmmakers and interpreters who conduct research, make films, design interactive experiences and run workshops.

 
Interpreter Zhu Lei listens to  Chen  during an interview in 2014. Photo courtesy of Daniel Huang.

Interpreter Zhu Lei listens to Chen during an interview in 2014. Photo courtesy of Daniel Huang.

SUPPORTERS

COLLABORATORS

Field Teams

Global

Mikaela Kvan | Founder, urbanist + designer

Mathieu Eyméoud | interaction designer + programmer

Jean-Alex Quach | graphic designer

Cambodia

Choun Reasey | Khmer interpretation and translation

Simouy Seng | interview assistant, Khmer interpretation and translation

Sok Chanrado | video and photography

China

Zhu Lei | Mandarin + Cantonese interpretation and translation

Daniel Huang | photography