We have been shortlisted for the Prestigious Newton Prize 2020 Prize.
Fayoum - Egypt
Conservation, Analysis, and Virtual Reconstruction of the Hawara Pyramid and Labyrinth (El-Fayoum)
London - UK
Building Partnerships with Heritage Institutions and Museums in the UK
Mosul - Iraq
Preserving the Disappearing Cultural Heritage of Post-War Mosul
India . Iraq . Tunisia
Heritage Borders of Engagement Network
Middle East . South Asia. North African
Nottingham - UK
Virtual Reconstruction of Nottingham Castle
Cairo - Egypt
Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture in the Middle East
Beijing - China
NTU-BIT Joint Centre for Cultural Heritage: Smart Preservation of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing
Dublin - Ireland
Developing Guidelines for Planning Guidelines
Baghdad - Iraq
Preservation of Baghdad Historic Centre and Al-Rasheed St.
Belfast - N.Ireland
Analysing spatial patterns of post conflct Northern Ireland
Cairo - Egypt
Understanding Socio-Spatial Practice of Everyday Homes in The away of Old Cairo
Spatial practices of Urban Revolt in the Wake of the Arab Spring
We are surrounded by hidden histories in our towns, our cities, and our landscapes. STRATA reveals those histories and within them the stories of people and communities, and how they have lived over decades, centuries, and millennia. Looking back at our ever-changing world gives us fresh perspectives from which we can imagine and anticipate our future.
Making full use of digital technologies, such as 3D laser scanning and geophysical surveys Strata digs deep into the layers of history found in our built environment. In The Lab you will learn about the life and times of the Lace Market, a thriving, ever-changing area in Nottingham City centre. And then travelling through space and time to 1840 BCE Egypt we will share the wonders of the Hawara Pyramid and its labyrinthine complex. Scans and surveys conducted over recent years have charted the original layout of this ancient archaeological site. They help us to understand why the complex was built and where the multitude of artefacts, now found in over 40 collections around the world, were originally placed.
Made using 3D digital scans of Nottingham Castle’s Art Gallery before the renovation, a new artistic commission by Bruce Asbestos presents both a creative throwback to the recent past and simultaneously a new virtual space. Asbestos considers the how evolving spaces become fixed as they are captured laser scanning technology and he encourages us to think about those spaces and how they will continue to evolve into our future.
STRATA is based on the ongoing research at Nottingham Trent University’s Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, led by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem.
STRATA Exhibition @Nottingham Castle
2nd September - 10th October 2021
Phone: +44 (0)115 848 4193
Arkwright Building, Shakespheare Street, Nottingham, England NG1 4DD, United Kingdom
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed