Creating a virtual village to capture history, culture and educate on Climate Change.
Shifting Homes is a Virtual Reality (VR) experience that is all about creating a Virtual Environment to bring a Samoan village to life, recreating its past and present in an immersive and vivid way. The project will
document rising waters and further dramatic outcomes indicated through scientific data, and will present the impact of Climate Change on a village. Shifting homes will also explore future solutions in how the village will need to adapt in terms of housing and settlement. The contemporary VR artwork and experience will preserve and archive heritage and culture, and will provide new technology, mentorship, and up-skilling to Samoan youth and communities.
The project came to life at the Pacific Connect Network Dialogue on Creative Industries (Samoa, May 2019),bringing together Australian company, DP Immersive with a team of Samoan academics, historians and digital media and culture experts involved with the Pacific Connect Community network. The team has received over $75,000 in grants and awards, and is presenting the experience at this year’s 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale Di Venezia.
Shifting Homes fact sheet