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Dérive Day 2013 – Tales from Kampala, Toronto and Cairo

This post is the first in a series of Dérive Day 2013 posts The following three reportages of Dérive Day 2013 were kindly compiled by Veronica Yow, who also headed up the organisation of the one-day-marathon urban exploration event, that had 60 users in 23 locations worldwide using Dérive app to explore their urban surroundings …

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Abu Dhabi workshop

On the 1st and 2nd of February 2013 Dérive app held its first workshop in collaboration with New York University Abu Dhabi. The two day workshop was run by Eduardo Cachucho and Babak Fakhamzadeh, the creators of Dérive app, as well as Dale Hudson and Pascal Menoret from NYU Abu Dhabi.

Dérive Day – What happened

We are ecstatic with the response to the call to have a world wide Dérive Day. 23 dérives totalling 43km were recorded in Brussels, Paris, New York, Kampala, Singapore, Toronto, among others.

Dérive Day How To

Here’s a sweet visual overview of the hows and whats for Dérive Day.

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Kampala dérive deck now available

With Dérive app representing Uganda at the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism and Culture category, how can we not have a location-specific deck for Kampala? Indeed. With temperatures pretty much the same every day of the year, Kampala is reliable enough to walk around in. If you can stand the high chance of rain during …

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San Francisco Dérive Deck

Yes we visited San Francisco and were so inspired by its walkability that well… we just had to put together a Dérive deck for it! The deck includes 30 cards. Here is a small preview of the deck. To see them all, fire up Dérive app.

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New dérive pack: New York City

We are happy to announce a new dérive pack: New York City This year New York City celebrates 110 years of sky scraper building. The Flatiron Building, completed in 1902, is the first ‘sky scraper’ to mark its skyline, at 22 storeys it’s a rather impressive 110 year old building.

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Dérive app – World Summit Award winner

We are happy to announce that we are one of the winners in the World Summit Award in the m-Tourism & Culture category, presenting our work in Abu Dhabi in February 2013 at a conference and exhibition of all the winning entries.

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Spontaneous Interventions – Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

Dérive app has been selected for ‘Spontaneous Interventions’ at the U.S. Pavilion for the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. More on Spontaneous Interventions: Website  ||  Twitter

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Dérive app in Da Vinci

Dérive App made it into Programa Da Vinci. See the post (in Portuguese).

Dérive app on

Dérive app on 20minutos. Read the article here.

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Paris deck

Eduardo has been working on the Paris deck and it’s now online. Fire up Dérive app to take a look.