KENSINGTON MARKET HIDDEN HISTORIES

"My 1st Location-based AR Using GPS, AR and Video Together. This project I learned a lot About Kensington Market. Nowadays I'm Honour Maintainer of the App and Working on a New Version to be Launched Soon."

The Challenge: Students in Digital Tools in a Canadian Context, coordinated by professor Siobhan researched into 32 physical sites in the market, buildings and lots, looking for archival traces of past residents and businesses over the past 200+ years.

 

The Solution: As they worked with digital and archival research tools, coding and quantitative analysis the solution found was to archive in a unique AR app for mobile produced by Paulo Ramos, developer, Camille Gautier, arts and UI and Emily Smith executive producer.

 

The Results:  The U of T students received the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Youth Achievement from the Ontario Heritage trust 2017. I’m also proud to be the official maintainer of the app for life.