Traveling augmented reality exhibition reveals BAFF alumni experiences

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, the Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF) launched a traveling augmented reality exhibition. Titled the “Tree of Stories”, the AR experience reveals the stories of BAFF’s education and exchange program alumni.


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Project overview

The traveling augmented reality exhibition features 20 augmented reality marker images. Once scanned with the Overly app, AR experience sees the alumni community share the success of their BAFF programs and beyond.


The exhibition has thus far traveled from Lithuania, to Estonia and is currently open to visitors at the National Library of Latvia. The augmented reality human stories have been viewed hundreds of times.

Crossing boundaries to boost professional careers

The Baltic-American Freedom Foundation’s (BAFF) mission is to deepen the ties between and among Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and the United States through programs of education and exchange centering on economic growth and democratic values.


Over the last 10 years, more than 600 alumni have participated in various BAFF scholarship programs. They are part of a unique and growing community of individuals who have crossed cultural and geographical boundaries to work with, and learn from, industry leaders and enhance their professional careers. The 10th anniversary of the BAFF also happens to be the 100th anniversary of the diplomatic relations amongst the Baltic States and the US. A true reason to celebrate.

Storytelling through augmented reality

The “Tree of Stories” exhibition features 19 alumni portraits in total. Each portrait comes to life in augmented reality, revealing how people’s lives have been impacted by their BAFF experience.


The tree also symbolizes BAFF’s diverse support and cooperation activities. And you know what else? The tree layout itself resembles the idea of a family tree. And indeed, the foundation states that BAFF graduates are like a family. Like a tree with its branches high in the sky and its roots deep in the rich soil.

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