Rememorial WWI: Narratives of Peace in the Tees Valley

Project: Research

Description

Rememorial WWI focuses on heritage relating to the transition to peace after the First World War. The project will explore the period between the Armistice (11 November 1918) through to Peace Day (19 July 1919), the national celebration marking the formal ending of the war, following the signing of the Versailles Peace Treaty. It will connect people, places and narratives across the centenary, exploring the legacy and relevance of World War One to the contemporary communities of the Tees Valley. Through physical and intangible heritage of the period we aim to facilitate discussion around remembrance, contemporary perception of WW1 and its relevance in the twenty-first century.

The project will explore ways of sharing cultural and heritage content through innovative communication and interaction design. It is hoped the project can contribute to the development of methods to encourage audience engagement in the Tees Valley cultural context. The project has two main phases:

Phase 1:
Discovery and contextualisation.

A series of public roadshows to discover stories, artefacts and opinions relating to the period between Armistice and Peace Day. A process of archival research and further public contribution to inform the project.

Phase 2:
Interpretation and representation. Interpretation of findings to identify key narratives/themes and shape communication of content through exploration of exhibition and online platforms. Graphic, exhibition and interactive design processes collaborating with historical perspective to create online touch points and a touring exhibition visiting 5 venues through summer of 2019.
 
AcronymRWWI
StatusActive
Effective start/end date4/04/1831/10/19