Animating Dyffryn Nantlle

GAT will be working in Dyffryn Nantlle, in partnership with the Dyffryn Nantlle 20:20 community development organisation.The area has a rich historical record, from the Bronze Age through to the thriving slate industry and mercantile activity of the 19th and 20th centuries. Dyffryn Nantlle has suffered severe industrial decline following the demise of the slate-quarrying industry and faces a number of social problems.The whole area is also included in the current application by Cyngor Gwynedd Council for the Wales Slate UNESCO World Heritage Site nomination. The project has been designed, conceived and consulted on in conjunction with Dyffryn Nantlle 20:20.

During consultation, the young people expressed a keen interest in augmented reality, in virtual reality techniques — so the GAT project revolves around the research and virtual interpretation of the area’s past. Over the course of the three years, the project moves through logical stages, with year 1 focusing on data collection, year 2 on data processing and year 3 on disseminating information and digital interpretation. The young people will be involved at every stage of the project, collecting the information and deciding which stories to tell.