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
News of our Project, Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture, being shortlist for the prestigious Newton Prize 2020 Awards is on the UK Government website,
Join us on 9-10th October 2020 for the International Launch of our ENGAGE Network, South Asia Hub, in India.
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Our co-hosted IASTE 2021 Virtual Symposium, September 5th, 2020.
DISRUPTIVE TRADITIONS: THE PANDEMIC AND ITS IMPACT ON TRADITIONAL BUILT ENVIRONMENTS. Visit the IASTE Website for the Video Recording of the Event: https://www.facebook.com/IASTEBerkeley/videos/366972857767675
Our Project, Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture is shortlisted for the prestigious Newton Prize 2020 Awards.
Join us on 20th August 2020 for the International Launch of our ENGAGE Network, Middle East Hub in Iraq. Online Via Teams. Visit the Project Website: www.humanitarianheritage.com
Join us for our Lace Market History and Architecture on14th September 2019 at St. Mary's Church, in Nottingham. Exhibition is open until end of November.