ABOUT THE PROJECT
‘Weathering Identity: Weather and Memory in England’ is a King’s College London project to look at the relationship between weather, memory and sense of place and identity in the east of England. We are interested in what does, and what does not, get remembered about English weather, and the meaning that people attach to those memories. For example, when people talk about spring, what do you think of? And where does that idea come from: from your own memories, from books and newspapers, or from somewhere else?
The project is particularly interested in memories from older people who live outside of the big metropolitan centres. As such we are conducting a pilot project of oral histories in the east of England, although we are interested in weather memories from the rest of the country as well. If you have a memory of the weather on a particular day – maybe your wedding day – or you have certain associations with seasons in England or particular days, why not tell us?
The memories that we collect through oral histories and through the website will be used to inform an artistic response by the project artist Inés Cámara Leret.
Weathering Identity is supported by the King’s Together fund and is a collaboration between the Department of Geography, Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, and the Department of Neuroscience at King’s College London.