12 Jun 2017

Thank you to the hundreds of attendees from around the world who explored The World in Ten Blocks Interactive during its International Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017, where it was nominated for the “Doc/Fest Interactive Award”.

The project was included in the “Interactive at Millennium Gallery” portion of the Alternate Realities exhibition. As part of the industry programming, co-creator Marc Serpa Francoeur participated in a pair of panels about VR and digital storytelling. Read more here.

13 May 2017

We’re very proud that The World in Ten Blocks has been featured in Making Peace Toronto as one of the installations in the “pop-up” gallery at 480 Front St E, which will be open daily from May 13 to June 30, 2017.

Making Peace is an international multi-year event centred on a large outdoor photographic exhibition “that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace”. As part of The World in Ten Blocks installation, attendees will add their own journeys to an interactive origins map that will be filled in by visitors over the course of the exhibition. The installation includes The World in Ten Blocks Interactive on four iPads for visitors to explore at their own pace as well as a big screen presentation of The World in Ten Blocks film.

03 Oct 2016

For one beautiful night, La Bella Managua, Canada’s only Nicaraguan restaurant and one of Toronto’s hidden culinary gems, was transformed into a special live event, installation, and celebration of The World in Ten Blocks.

Between 7pm and 7am, hundreds of attendees were able to sample Nicaraguan street food, meet some of the documentary’s participants in person, and add their own immigration journey to a collective map that took shape over the course of the night.

08 May 2016

Thanks to the hundreds of DocX attendees who delved into the stories of immigrant small business owners at the The World in Ten Blocks installation at Hot Docs — the project’s World Premiere!

The World in Ten Blocks is an interactive web documentary that allows users to virtually explore one of Toronto’s most multicultural and vibrant neighbourhoods. Check out the teaser here!