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Havens East Online Exhibition

Havens East
Havens East Online Exhibition Telling the stories of the child refugees and those who helped them escape the Spanish Civil War Access the Online Storybook here. New Routes, Old Roots at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is an arts-based research network focusing on contemporary and historical experiences of exile and migration. In 2020, they received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to investigate the lost histories of child refugees who sought sanctuary in East Anglia during the Spanish Civil War in 1936-39. Working with a number of partners, experts and community researchers ‘Havens East’ tells these stories in an online exhibition. The Norfolk part of the story focuses on the Oakley Park and Rollesby colonies which were established in August-November 1937 as havens for 50 young...

The Frontline MH

THE FRONTLINE The Frontline project is a digital archive established to collect and empower the voices of health care professionals and associated key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. If you are a health care professional or associated key worker, we would love for you to contribute your voice to the digital archive through video, images, sound, words or artwork. The FrontlineVideosImagesSoundWordsArtThe Frontline CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORY East of England Ambulance South Cambridge, UK Healthcare Professional Cambridge, UK Neonatal Care Cambridge, UK Videos CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORY East of England Ambulance South Cambridge, UK Neonatal Care Cambridge, UK Senior Dental Officer South East England, UK Images CONTRIBUTE YOUR STORY "Team of nurses heading into the COVID-19 pod of the emergency department." Registered Nurse Los Angeles County, US "We...

FoodCult

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FoodCult “Food is more than itself…it is identity, and culture, and history. It is the most important matter in our lives… it is transcendent.” ~ Bill Buford FOOD, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN IRELAND CIRCA 1550-1650 Exploring the period c.1550-1650, one of major economic development, unprecedented intercultural contact, but also of conquest, colonisation and war, it focuses on Ireland as a case study for understanding the role of food in the demonstration of authority and power, and as a site for the development of emergent ‘national’ food cultures. Moving well beyond the colonial narrative of Irish social and economic development, however, it enlarges the study of food and identity to examine neglected themes in Irish historiography, including gender, class, kinship and religious identities, as expressed through...

The David Parr House Film Project

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The David Parr House Film Project by Cathy Elliott and Norma Silva In 1886 a small house in Gwydir Street, Cambridge was bought by David Parr, a working-class decorative artist. So began his forty-year project to decorate his modest home in the style of the grand interiors he worked on every day. After Parr’s death in 1927, his granddaughter Elsie Palmer came to live in the house and stayed for the next 85 years, preserving the house in its original state as best she could. In 2014 a charity was set up to save the house as a museum. Parts of the house were very well conserved but some areas were badly deteriorating due to damp. A two and-a-half year project to conserve and stabilise...

Base E

Base E
Base E Collaboration between UK Antarctic Heritage Trust, British Antarctic Survey and StoryLab Base E is a proof of principle interactive Virtual Reality (VR) experience that combines 3D visualisation, gaming and film archive that enables users to explore and engage with the story of Base E, a British research station based on Stonington Island, in the south Antarctic Peninsula. This collaboration between StoryLab and the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UK AHT) aims to demonstrate how convergent creative modes of storytelling enable a more diverse and immersive experience for audiences to connect and engage with remote and inaccessible areas of the world. This reflects on the intersection between identity, culture, heritage and the environment. A 3D photogrammetry model of Base E was created by UK AHT...

Arriving

Arrival
Arriving: Objects & Discoveries Portrait and soundscape driven project exploring migration Access the Online Storybook HERE ‘Arriving at a new place’ is a core aspect of migration, but stories of arrival are not limited to the migration experience. We all have stories of arrival (e.g. school, workplace, new home) to tell, reflecting commonalities of human perceptions, reflections and emotions. The project documents younger and older people who define themselves as migrants, non-migrants or global citizens. Together they discover the secrets behind a special object that the other one holds. The objects unlock stories of ‘arriving at a new place’ and create bonds between people of different ages, biographies and migration backgrounds. Powerful photographic portraits of people and their objects in combination with audio-recordings of their...

Italia Terremotata

Italia Terremotata
Italia Terremotata Forty years after one of the most devastating earthquakes in Italian history, this 3D interactive documentary investigates the long lasting impact on the rural community of Senerchia, Irpinia, South Italy. This interactive documentary combines 3D visualisation and multimodal storytelling to tell the story of Senerchia terremotata, that is, hit by the earthquake that devastated the Irpinia region (South Italy) in 1980. This was one of the most devastating earthquakes in Italian history, with at least 40 towns almost completely destroyed, 2,483 people dead, 7,700 injured, and 250,000 homeless. After the earthquake, many people lived in prefabricated houses for more than 20 years before they were able to return to the new rebuilt towns. The reconstructions of these towns took different shapes: (1) rebuilt...

Respite From Reality

Respite From Reality 360° Film Experience The River Listen to the narrative of rowers Jo and Alex and experience the natural sounds of the river. How to Watch: On Vimeo using a personal computer. Press the play button to start the video. Press at bottom right to go into full screen for best viewing experience. Click and drag anywhere on the video screen to rotate your point of view. On a smart phone using the Vimeo App. Download the Vimeo App when prompted to play on your phone. When playing, rotate your physical phone to change the view and perspective of the video. Fully immersed inside of a virtual reality headset. Video file can be uploaded to an Oculus Quest or any simple VR device...
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