Community Web Narrative Project

(Interactive Website, 2006)

An interactive web narrative project for Middle-Eastern asylum seekers and refugees based in the North-East of England to share their stories worldwide. The project will take the form of a website, continually developed and updated by Kooch group members. Incorporating their ideas and work, each individual Kooch member will develop a non-linear narrative story.

The concept is that each members’ web page will symbolize a landscape. This virtual landscape could represent the journey from their homeland, via the countries they travelled through, to Tyneside. The project is being developed in partnership with the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK)

Funded by: Hallwalls Media Institute, The National Endowment of the Arts (US) Northern Film & Media, Newcastle City Council, Your Homes Newcastle, Awards for All, Arts Council England