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Heritage site at Siriusgatan in Bergsjön given new installation

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On September 7th, a new installation will be presented at the 4000 year old heritage site on Siriusgatan in Bergsjön. Thanks to a large collaborative project, the historical site has now received new interactive signs, an outdoor classroom, a stage and an exhibition.

The opening ceremony is celebrated with several different activities, including 150 pupils from Gärdsmosseskolan, speech from district director Gitte Caous, storytelling and live music.

The heritage site consist of a cist grave which is a form of ancient grave. This one is estimated to be from 1800 BC and is located in the Gothenburg suburb of Bergsjön. Except for occasional teaching, the site has often been forgotten and for many locals it has only been considered as a pile of stones.

Combining architecture, history, archaeology and heritage, a new sort of site has taken shape and the idea is that it will serve as a stage for stories, as an outdoor classroom and a public space to gather around.

"The research in the project has focused on how we can use cultural heritage to create better outdoor environments. It’s exciting that the site now will open and to see how it will be used in the future, says project manager and archaeologist Anita Synnestvedt at the University of Gothenburg.

In addition to having built an outdoor classroom, panels of stories and boxes with archaeological material have also been installed to highlight the historical setting. The signs are interactive and will be linked to Wikipedia. The place is lit in the evening and around the site apple trees and spring onions have been planted. The site has been designed together with Liljewall architects.

The project behind the new installation is called "Here I live - 4000 years on Siriusgatan", which was carried out within the EU project NEARCH, which is linked to the Centre for Critical Heritage Studies (CCHS) at the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Gothenburg.

The event is open to the public and the media.

Program:
- Students from Gärdsmosseskolan entering
- Welcome speech by project manager Anita Synnestvedt
- Gitte Caous, district director Östra Göteborg, opens the installation
- Storytelling by Ulf Ärnström
- Live music with Gangshebang
- Ice cream for the children, Mammaforum Bergsjön serves coffee
- Display of installation

Time:
September 7, 2018, 12: 30-14
Place:
Siriusgatan, Bergsjön (Hållplats Siriusgatan 78)

Contact:
Anita Synnestvedt
anita.synnestvedt@archaeology.gu.se
0706 - 60 85 44

More about the project:
http://www.nearch.eu/news/here-i-live-4000-years-at-siriusgatan

Photo: Harri Blomberg (Wikimedia Commons)