Placecloud is a collection of podcasts by a wide variety of expert historians. These podcasts are unique in that they’re plotted on a map: each one relates to a specific building or place. We call them ‘viewpoints’.
When we explore the streets through viewpoints, either in person or virtually, the city comes to life. Viewpoints culturally rewild our built environment, revealing the significance of the everyday places that surround us.
Placecloud experts are specialists in history and related fields. They may be academics, published authors, or researchers with a local history society or larger heritage organisation, museum or archive.
Our overall vision is to bring the physical world to life by populating it with viewpoints, and to provide ‘remote’ access to those places for those who can’t reach them in person.
WHO WE ARE
George is interested in harnessing the power of grassroots cultural organisations and individuals (writers, academics, artists, museums, archives) on a wider societal scale for the public good. Placecloud aims to reveal the cultural significance of everyday places around the world as a means to foster more meaningful connections our surroundings. George has a deep interest in 'place' - the built and natural environment - and its role in human culture.
Listen to an interview with George on the origins of Placecloud here.
Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), and never really left it. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won the Highway Africa new media award (2007) with Ismail Farouk. Work of his has been selected for, and won, many global awards, including the UN World Summit Award (2012, 2017) and the Prêmio Jornalístico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos (2016); Work of his has been nominated for the Gabriel García Márquez award (2016) and the Prêmio Petrobras de Jornalismo (2016).