Formerly PAERE (/pear/), digital publica, is a consultancy where the intersection of technological innovation, the human experience and data are re-imagined and explored creatively.
As we journey into our futures, the technologies that increasingly facilitate our lives pose many challenges and opportunities. Led by the truth of the human experience, digital publica aims to enrich it with purposeful, inclusive possibilities.
what do we do?
Founded by Code for Canada fellow, Lequanne Collins-Bacchus, we create digital products, workshop programming, and consultant on emerging technologies. Our work has been featured at the Mozilla Festival in the UK, Toronto Offsite Design Festival, Make Change Conference, Rites of Passage Conference, Black Speculative Arts Movement and others.
We develop and create digital products. We have developed websites for Yensomu Rites of Passage, Sawubona, African Canadian Heritage Association, City of Toronto, and others. We have also created a game, a Chrome extension, and are venturing into photogrammetry with our latest projects.
We facilitate community engagement with emerging technologies through workshops, exhibitions, talks and tours. We have worked with the Toronto Public Library, OCAD University, Ladies Learning Code, YWCA, Ryerson University, Mozilla, and others.
what do we mean by create inclusively?
We embrace creative collaborative solutions by marrying the goals of organizations and businesses with the humanity of their communities and clients. We believe in empowering people of all races, sexualities, spiritualities, ages, abilities, mental capacities, and genders through technology. From this insight, we innovate meaningfully and create social change. Our process is inspired by Google's Design Sprint and IDEO's human-centred approach.
culture eats strategy for lunch
Our core culture is marked by allowing everyone to find their voice, questioning assumptions and working collaboratively through our pursuit of innovation. Inspired by difference and driven by passion, we pair this empowerment with technology.