Much has been made of the use of immersive cinema for entertainment and spectacle, but what about using it for community documentary? This collaboration between Cardiff video company On Par Productions, cultural media expert Dr Kerry Moore and the Urban Reaction Research Lab looked at how to use projection domes to house an immersive, communicative experience.

Starting with a desire to tell the story of the immigrant population in the Butetown area of Cardiff, the project drew on cultural theory and media sociology to develop techniques for producing immersive cinema as well as exploring the users interaction with this content. The team examined the practicalities of using domes and 360° cinema as a long term solution for showing work.