A collaborative project by Abira Hussein and Mnemoscene

Nomad is a mixed reality experience premiering at the Somali Week Festival 2018. Alongside workshops engaging Somali communities in London, Nomad explores the creative use of immersive and web-based technology to contextualise archival Somali objects with the people and traditions to which they belong.

Mixed Reality

Nomad is a Mixed Reality experience for the Microsoft HoloLens developed by Mnemoscene. The experience layers sound recordings from the British Library, digitised objects and photographs from the British Museum and Powell-Cotton Museum, and people presented as 3D holograms into the user’s real-life environment.


This project aims to gather and share the heritage of Somali communities in London with the public. Workshops invite participants to record their own stories and create 3D models of objects from their personal collections using photogrammetry.