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Torry Ecomuseum Project トリー・エコミュージアム・プロジェクト

Photographs by: David Fryer (Cave of Red Rocks, and Girdle Ness Lighthouse); Yvette Bathgate (summer swim, and screenshot from video of dolphin jump); Jake Shepherd (rest during a coastal walk); Naoko Mabon (Victoria Bridge with a rowing boat on River Dee)

It is delighted to announce that Torry Ecomuseum Project, for which WAGON is a part of the management team, has been launched on Saturday 23rd January 2021. You can watch the virtual launch event (via Facebook Live) here.
WAGONが企画運営に関わる「トリー・エコミュージアム・プロジェクト」2021年1月23日にスタートしました。Facebook Live経由で行われたオープン記念のバーチャルイベントはこちらでご覧いただけます。

The Torry Ecomuseum Project (TEP) is a virtual arts project in an ongoing and post COVID era. It highlights the Torry community’s enduring relationship with its built and natural environment, and its distinct social, work and leisure relationships with waterways, including the River Dee, Aberdeen Harbour, and varied coastal settings from beaches, cliffs, coastal walks and wetlands.

The concept of “ecomuseum” originated in France in the 1970s. This is a museum without building nor collection that centralises a place’s identity and heritage through community participation. There are around 300 operating Ecomuseums globally, including Staffin on Isle of Skye. Using a framework of ecomuseum, the TEP invites you to participate in creating three main interactive online exhibitions, covering many thousands of years of local histories.

– Coastal & Waterway Map
– Pictorial Timeline
– Torry-Yubari Exchange

While visibly promoting the richness of the local riverside and coastal environments under a new creative light, the TEP continues to build up intergenerational legacy. It also fosters the existing international links including a twinning exchange with Yubari community in Japan through the Shimizusawa Project, who inspiringly uses the ecomuseum framework to engage with their local community and coal mining heritage.

A celebratory arts event is planned towards the end of the project in both digital and physical spaces at the Old Torry Community Centre, to tell diverse stories of the changing face, direction and ecology of the coast and waterways viewed from Torry.

Old Torry Community Centre Association SCIO (OTCCA SCIO) has been awarded funding by Historic Environment Scotland (Coast and Waters Heritage Fund) for The TEP with additional funding through donations and in-kind support.

The TEP is organised by the OTCCA SCIO with collaborative support from Naoko Mabon (curator), Stewart Aitken (theatre director, manager and actor), Manami Sato (director at Shimizusawa Project) and Dr Leslie Mabon (Scottish Association for Marine Science, and Future Earth Coasts Fellow). Website development by LFI Creative.

For more on the project, please visit:






オールド・トリー・コミュニティ・センター・アソシエーション SCIO(OTCC SCIO)はTEPのために受けたヒストリック・エンバイロメント・スコットランド(海岸と水辺の遺産基金)からの資金援助、そしてその他の寄付や現物支給によるサポートによりプロジェクトを実現することができています。

TEPはOTCCA SCIOの主催で、メイボン尚子(キュレーター)、スチュワート・エイトケン(劇場ディレクター、マネージャー、俳優)、佐藤真奈美(一般社団法人 清水沢プロジェクト 代表)、レズリー・メイボン博士(スコットランド海洋科学研究所准教授、未来地球海岸研究員)らの協力を得て運営しています。ウェブサイト制作:LFIクリエイティブ。