Soweto ’76 3D

The Soweto ‘76 3D Interface is a unique, three-dimensional archive interface that allows visitors to easily guide themselves through a 3D re-creation of the township, combining both education and exploration as they learn about the places, people, and past of Soweto.

Soweto ’76 3D will serve as a model for the digital preservation of historic resources endangered by the competing needs for urban redevelopment and tourism across South Africa. Much of the history of the anti-apartheid movement took place in the townships amongst what many would consider to be “the mundane” and ordinary structures and environments of the disenfranchised. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a different set of criteria and strategies for documenting and preserving these important sites with the internet providing an opportunity to do so.

Click here to see our live Soweto ‘76 3D demo:

Click here to see our narrated Preview & Demonstration video: