Lost Icons

Newcastle can be considered identifiable and famous for its industrial history but over time this identity is being replaced with a cultural heritage. Slowly Newcastle’s industrial landmarks are being forgotten and what now puts Newcastle on the map is rich and diverse culture.

The proposal is an alternative sightseeing tour of Newcastle. A route is created across the city taking a visitor to locations of Forgotten Space. At these locations a visitor is reminded of Newcastle’s Historical or Cultural past and the importance of the location in forming Newcastle’s distinct identity. At each stop on the route an intervention is placed which allows the viewer to witness the location in its current form and then takes the viewer back to a previous time. This will be done by using modern technologies to juxtapose images of past and present views, giving users a unique perspective of these lost icons of the North East.