Future through Memory – Virtual Storytelling in Toronto’s Chinatown

Future through Memory is a study in the virtual production of VR and interactive documentary through co-design as a method of civic engagement. The community-based, participatory workshop framework and interactive documentary was made with and for the Toronto Chinatown community. The first workshop series was held from October 21, 2020 until December 2, 2020 and features the creation of 8 sites of memory ( lieux de memoire) in web-based virtual reality (A-Frame) connected together through the creation of a communal archive.

This page is a documentation of the project process, its iterations, and its outcomes.

This project is part of the OCAD University Digital Futures Online Graduate Thesis Exhibition 2021. You can view more projects at dfthesis.com