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30 Days of Prompts


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01 - 30 Sep, 2022
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Come September, we are nudging you into increasing your awareness of your immediate environment. We are partnering with Dérive app, the mobile app that helps you to get lost, through which we host an event that lasts throughout the whole of September.

Every 12 hours, starting September 1 at midnight (UTC), we will try to trigger an experience for you, with your immediate vicinity as your canvas. You can document these experiences directly in Dérive app, through photo, audio, or text, and/or you can document them on your platform of choice, be it Twitter, Instagram, SoundCloud, YouTube, or whatever the kids use, these days.

If you choose to share your work with the world, outside of Dérive app, consider adding the hashtags #SWS22 and #30DoP, for “Sound Walk September 2022” and “30 Days of Prompts” respectively.

Participation is free, open to all. You don’t have to tell us if you’re part of this. You can register, on this page, above, but this is not necessary. All this does is that we’ll send you a message a few times to remind you to start exploring.

During 30 Days of Prompts, every 12 hours, we will give you a prompt which, we hope, will make you more aware of your surroundings. The prompts might be text-based, audio-based, or image-based. Whether you document your experience, or how, is up to you.

Dérive app gets you lost

How to participate

Participation is easy. There are two ways you can join in the fun.

Join via the mobile app Dérive app

To use Dérive app, the only requirement is a mobile device. Your phone, probably.

  1. Download Dérive app. Either on Android, or iOS.
  2. Open the app and log in. You can log in as guest, or register as a new user.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top left and tap ‘Events’.
  4. In the list of events, find the event ’30 Days of Prompts’.
  5. Join the event.
  6. When September 1 comes around, visit the event and tap ‘Start’.

Worried this will be too complex? Check out the screenshot below for a brief explanation of the interface of Dérive app.

Can’t wait? Download Dérive app now, and start playing the city. But, do make sure to join us for 30 Days of Prompts.

Join via Twitter

Keeping it simple? You can follow Twitter user @30DaysOfPrompts and, every 12 hours during September, receive a tweet with the next prompt.

Supported by

Dérive app gets you lost in your city and lets you share that experience with others. Build your own task cards and invite others to play with you.

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Netherlands / Iran / Brazil


Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of a wide array of programming languages, both frontend and backend. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won ...

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