Cold War Projects

Project Details


This collaborative project employs a variety of strategies drawn from contemporary art to engage communities in the northern and Arctic regions in an exploration of the Cold War period as it exists physically in the landscape and in the memory. The research uses art to re-imagine this period and ask how the Cold War impacts on local populations in both past and present. Field work involves participants in creative activities and experiences to explore the legacy of the Cold War and the question of our nuclear futures. The research considers how socially engaged art practices can facilitate the excavation of hidden memories and stimulate new understanding of our nuclear futures. Collaboration with individuals as well as organisational or institutional partnerships is undertaken as appropriate. To date collaborative partners have included Astildur
Effective start/end date1/06/12 → …


  • Cold War
  • Recount
  • Countdown
  • Relate North


Northern Exchange

Roxane Permar (Speaker)

23 Mar 201527 Mar 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation


Northern Exchange: Anchorage

Roxane Permar (Contributor)

6 Nov 20154 Dec 2015

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Festival/Exhibition

Relate North 2015: Culture, Community and Communication

Roxane Permar (Speaker)

4 Nov 20156 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Historic Scotland Grant Award

Permar, Roxane (Recipient), Aug 2013

Prize: Other distinction

  • Shetland Arts Fund Award

    Permar, Roxane (Recipient), Aug 2013

    Prize: Other distinction