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Locative Storytelling: The Ipperwash Beach Walk

The backstory

This project uses geo-location to deliver documentary media and interactive visualizations to mobile users during an embodied “beach walk” along a disputed strip of land on Lake Huron. As users travel an historic trail between two Indigenous communities, crossing a series of GPS points along the water’s edge, they will learn via smartphone how settlers colonized Ipperwash Beach. The content is delivered through a mobile platform designed specifically to tell stories. The project is a form of counter-mapping which presents an alternate viewpoint to mainstream notions about how Ipperwash Beach became a vacation destination. Created through the use of co-design methods, the project is intended to benefit the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation through a sharing of original archival research, an opportunity to improve relationships with non-Indigenous neighbours, and a value-added experience for the carloads of tourists who visit each summer.


The Co-Design Process

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Phase 1 – Exploring and Mapping

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Phase 2 – Developing Ideas

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Phase 3 – Exhibiting and Selecting Ideas

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Phase 4 – Prototyping and Co-Constructing

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Phase 5 – Inaugurating and Publicizing

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Phase 6 – Testing and Evaluating

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Project: The Ipperwash Beach Walk
Partners: Zero Lab
Program: Digital Futures Masters
Institution: OCAD University
Components: MapMyWalk + More coming soon.

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