Warjakka3D is a research project to recreate some of the houses from old Varjakka as 3D digital models, and place these models virtually on the old foundations. Using the Warjakka App on a smartphone, you can explore what the houses looked like 100 years ago – inside and out – and read stories about their inhabitants.
Some of the houses will contain old-style interiors and some will be gallery spaces for artwork created as part of the Warjakan Tarinat project and Warjakka Artists Residency programme.
By the end of 2019, we hope to have created the app and have two of the buildings augmenting the foundations.
Warjakka3D is being created by TaikaBox in collaboration with Ludocraft and Playsign, with content research undertaken by Oulu University.
Initial research for this project was funded by a DigiDemo grant from AVEK. The pilot is being supported by Oulun Seudan Leader and the Ministry for Education and Culture. The whole project is being match-funded by Oulu City.