The Wha’s Dundee Digital Heritage Project

The 21st Century is a digital age and our lives leave a mark on the global ‘digisphere’. 

Working to preserve cultural heritage through Digital Archiving, Wha’s Dundee aims to secure the unique migratory heritage of Dundee’s population and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the city through a series of multicultural, inter-generational events and projects.

Wha’s Dundee is a city-wide project, co-ordinated by Nilupul Foundation, led by young people in Dundee, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

facebook-logoThe team have been learning film making, recording & editing interviews and finding out about cultural diversity and heritage to help them gather together personal histories which are at the heart of a new documentary film and Digital Media Archive.

Short films created by the young project team interlaced with special arts performances from some incredible local talent were premiered at the Hannah Maclure Centre.  These films celebrate the talent and diversity of our city.


Involving extensive community partnership work The team work with Dundee City Council, The Shore, Bharatiya Ashram, Dundee International Women’s Centre, Hot Chocolate Trust and many more local community organisations to bring together people of different cultures and generations in a celebration of Dundee’s cultural diversity.

Living a Digital Life & Dying a Digital Death!

In November 2013 as part of NEoN13, Dr.Wendy Moncur, FRSA, University of Dundee, Reader in Socio-Digital Interaction visited the Nilupul Centre to discuss her fascinating research which explores the bequest, inheritance and repurposing of personal data (such as emails, photos and social network site interactions) in the context of the death of technology users.

Members of the local community and digital artists joined Dr Moncur to discuss the importance of preserving our personal digital lives and histories and also considered the importance of how we preserve digital art-work.

Wendy was invited to speak as part of the city-wide Wha’s Dundee digital heritage project, co-ordinated by Nilupul and which was also showcased in a separate special event as part of NEoN13.

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