Team and credits

Dérive app is the result of the work of many people and all contributors are credited. The core team is Eduardo Cachucho and Babak Fakhamzadeh.


Eduardo Cachucho – Chief Creative Officer

Eduardo Cachucho

Eduardo is an artist and architect based in Johannesburg. He is interested in how national, and trans-national, infrastructural developments can have long lasting rippling effects from their implementation. His first solo exhibition, Looking Glass: Johannesburg 2012 and 1886-1896, was presented in 2012 at GoetheonMain, Johannesburg. His works act as interventions that reinforce or put into question the idea that infrastructural developments can have long lasting, rippling, effects. Simultaneously his interest in performance and video work allow another entry-point into similar research material and works.
Another area of interest lies in the merging of new technologies with established theories and concepts as well as the possibilities of emphasising/breaking down their relevance through this juxtaposition.
He currently lectures at the University of Johannesburg.

Eduardo’s personal website

Babak Fakhamzadeh – Chief Operating Officer

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name, never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of your favourite collection of programming languages. He brought photomarathons to Africa and won the Highway Africa new media award with Ismail Farouk. Work of his was selected to represent Uganda at the World Summit Award, twice. In 2016, together with Agência Pública, he won, and was a runner up for, the Prêmio Jornalístico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos.
Twice, he made it to the Guinness book of records. He created what was probably the first mobile phone based city tour in 2004 as well as what probably was the first QR-code assisted smartphone-based city tour in 2009.

Babak’s personal website

Past colleagues

Ian Barry
Nora Noone


2013 Johannesburg
Hosting Institution: Maboneng Precinct
Workshop Facilitator: Hayleigh Evans
Dérive app team: Eduardo Cachucho
Special thanks: OPEN Collaborative Work Spaces

2013  Ithaca / Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
Hosting Institution: Ithaca College, FLEFF
Workshop Facilitator: Patricia Zimmerman, Johnathan Morello
Dérive app team: Eduardo Cachucho and Babak Fakhamzadeh
Special thanks: Nora Noone and Gautam Singhani

2013 Uganda Virtual University: Environmental Health Field Test
Hosting Institution: Uganda Virtual University
Workshop Facilitator: Mwenza Blell
Dérive app team: Eduardo Cachucho and Babak Fakhamzadeh

NYU Abu Dhabi

2013  Abu Dhabi
Hosting Institution: New York University Abu Dhabi
Workshop Facilitators: Dale Hudson and Pascal Menoret
Dérive app team: Eduardo Cachucho and Babak Fakhamzadeh

Version 1.0

We are happy to make all the code and content for Dérive app 1.0 available for download under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Concept: Eduardo Cachucho
With help from Darryl Hebbes (php), iWebKit (js library), Marco Kuiper (random slide php), Dan P. Benjamin (automatic image rotator), Matteo Spinelli (add to homescreen popup).
Translation: Nicoletta Daldanise, Celina Cachucho.
Video: Aastha Chauhan (sound recorder), Kate Craftsova (camera), Özgür Demirci (video shooting), Matteo Lucchetti (text editing).
Miscelaneous: Özgür Demirci (beta-tester), Elisabetta Rattalino (production), Margarita Vazquez Pontes (beta-tester), Lior Chait (beta-tester)

Derive App 1.0 was supported by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, UNESCO-Aschberg Artist Bursary.