Recently, I was walking around my favourite neighbourhood and couldn’t believe how much it changed since I was last there. The neighborhood had gentrified. Businesses tied to its cultural identity had vanished. The original people that built and made the neighbourhood thrive are dying, leaving their stories mostly untold. For those that remain, cultural clashes occur with new residents that don’t have the knowledge or understanding of where they live. Little is being done to preserve the unique history and cultural identity of the neighbourhood for future generations to learn about. All this is happening during a time of immense opportunity for technology and learning.
I wondered, can we preserve the cultural history of our city while at the same time enabling meaningful learning experiences? This inspired me to create NeighbourhoodAR for my Venture Pitch.
My elevator pitch can be seen here:
UPDATE: Thank you for all your valuable feedback! Here is my reflection: