Watch how a local community in Florence helped us to discover a lost church and locate the artworks that were originally inside, transforming their own sense of place in the process.

After five years researching the lost church of San Pier Maggiore, Florence, we came back to the street where the building once stood to demonstrate the finished 3D digital model of the church now available via an app on iOS mobiles and tablets. Businesses and residents, who have helped us find hidden parts of the demolished church in their houses and shops, saw their perception of the area change when they explored their daily surroundings using the app. This film shows how a complicated puzzle of research and user experience converges in an augmented reality app that engages the public in new ways.