The Bridge-IT project is concerned with the biographical accounts of older men and women as they reflect upon their lives and on their experiences of ageing within a changing city environment. The project aims to create "living history": breathing life into raw data and primary source material that is voice-centred and creative. This online digital exhibition space represents the outputs from the current phase of the Bridge-IT project which aims to create an interactive online resource of biographical and archival material.
"Lifescapes" is a group of exhibitions which presents a portrait of life in Dublin City from the perspectives of fifteen men and women all aged over 60 and who grew up and lived in the inner city. Their narrative histories provide fascinating insights into the social history of Dublin during their lifetimes as well as the experience of ageing in our society today. Their stories remind us all of the journey Irish society has taken during their lifetimes; acknowledging the positive advances as well as the sacrifices and the values upon which our society has been built and which must not be forgotten.
There are four exhibitions in "Lifescapes" which you are invited to explore: Dublin City Life, Childhood, War Time and Ageing. There is also a set of themed Collections and a complete Archive to browse of all of the material included in "Lifescapes" - images, recordings and documents. The interactive map of Dublin City is embedded with images and extracts from the biographical accounts and presents a portrait of the city from the memories of the Bridge-IT participants. to explore. And if you have a story or a picture you'd like to see in this digital exhibition space, please use the Share button to send it to us.
The Bridge-IT Project is based in Trinity College Dublin and is an interdisciplinary initiative from the TCD Centre for Gender and Womens Studies, the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Science , the School of English, the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Trinity College Library Dublin.
The Bridge-It Project is funded by the Long Room Hub Murphy Innovation Award.