2010 | web and mobile based | locative media project


(dis)location - Salvador explores geographies of various communities in Salvador, Brazil through the oral narrative of  local inhabitants. 5 narrators take you on a tour of their respective neighbourhoods as part of a personal trajectory into the practice of their daily life.

This documentary oral narrative tour of place can be experienced in different ways: one can go online and do a virtual tour of each neighbourhood by navigating the hand drawn maps. A podcast version and mobile application with GPS allows one to follow the hand drawn maps anywhere in the world, or onsite, by listening to the narrated local history and walking. A documentary film on (dis)location – Salvador is also available for screening.


Narrators: Alessandra Nohvais (Rio Vermelho), Anita Ferreira Sales (2 de Julho), Perinho Santana (Plataforma), Edleuza Benigno da Silva (Solar do Unhao), Antonio Augusto Ventim de Souza Britto (Engenho Velho de Brotas).
Audio Post-Production: Inaam Haq 
Translations: Yom Shamash
Programmer: Randy Horton 
Project: Sarah Shamash
Support: Canada Council for the Arts, Two Heads Institute, Banff New Media Institute [BNMI], Instituto Roerech [Projeto Plataforma].

Watch a documentation video