Global Heritage is a key Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University. Jenny serves on the Steering Committee for this Theme and leads its strategic project on Transformative Memory (2020-2023).
Working with partners on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (MEMO Project, Eden PortlandIsland Community Action), we have been studying how slow (and sometimes fast) environmental and social change is confronted and remembered by this unique community – the source of the iconic Portland stone we know from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the UN Building in New York City. We have also sought to support the creation of a memorial to extinct species in a disused stone mine.
This is how Eden Portland envisions turning a stone mine into an underground memorial space.