UHC chose to respond to the original brief to produce a “portrait of Thetford, Norfolk”, by creating a project which would work with the greatest possible number of local people, generate self-directed content, produce a curated artwork and leave a living legacy for the town.
The resulting piece was an online digital portrait of the town over a twenty-four hour period.
After intensive networking, publicity and partnership building, individual submissions, personal narratives and historical records were drawn together to create a massive digital collage. The online record revealed the residents of Thetford’s lives to each other, to themselves and to the wider world.
To realise the project, UHC developed the Twentyfour Houred Thetford website, making use of non-traditional online navigation tools designed to encourage sustained interaction with content.
Supported by the Brecklands Partnership