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Exploring links between memory and place

28 Feb 2017 10:00AM

Chronicle Digital Storytelling and the University of Suffolk are very pleased to announce a collaborative project to engage university students to explore architectural concepts associated with linkages between memory and places.

The project will see 2nd year students from the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course consider ideas for ephemeral installations that can facilitate people reminiscing and sharing their lived experiences with each other and the public.

Chronicle is a local Suffolk based technology start-up that is focused upon the application of personal stories to help define and celebrate the essence of places. Stories are captured from local people in the form of short 2-3 minute digital videos that combine an audio narrative with relevant imagery.  Stories are then shared via walking trails, websites and social media.  The aim is to encourage tourism, support healthy communities and preserve heritage. An important additional benefit is in reducing social isolation and loneliness, particularly of older people.

Chronicle expects the outputs from this exciting project to inform elements of its client engagements and hopefully lead to the implementation of some of these ideas with its prospective clients.

John Royle, founder of Chronicle said “We are very excited about this project and the opportunity it affords to explore new ideas and creative thinking with the brightest and best of our local students.  The project provides a great example of the University working with us as a local start-up and we are very much looking forward to working with Liana and her team on the project.”

Dr Liana Psarologaki, course leader of the BA(Hons) Interior Architecture and Design said “This project presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to engage with local history and explore some innovative approaches of preserving memories as associated to place. We are certain this collaboration will lead to further success in engageing the local and regional community in cultural and social events, and we re looking forward to developing original designs in the context of this project”.

For more information on the project, please contact John Royle from Chronicle or Dr Liana Psarologaki.

Chronicle is based at Innovation Martlesham in Adastral Park. For more information on Chronicle activity please visit their web site. For more information and success stories of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design, please visit the course page: course page


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