Mograt Island
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Mograt Island Archaeological Mission

Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Sudanese Archaeology
2014-2016

The Mograt Island Archaeological Mission began working on the island in 2013 with the aim is to study Mograt’s archaeology and contribute to writing the history of the island. But archaeology is not only about the past. Applying a post-colonial approach to research practices, the team has gotten to know the local residents, their stories and their views of the island’s past and present.

In order to enter into a dialogue with everyone interested in the island’s heritage, including archaeologists, local residents and the diverse range of visitors to the island from Sudan and abroad, Amy was brought in to work closely with the core team of archaeologists, developing an overarching visual identity and several communication tools.  The intention being not only bridge the gap not just between the first world and the third world, but also build a bridge between the scientific community and an audience of interested public. The results should include a logo, website, book, map and academic presentation templates. Oh yeah, and in both English and Arabic too…

Starting with an in-depth research and development process looking at critical elements including story, voice, intention, stakeholders and audience, a system of communication tools was developed. The factors included attending to the specificity of of local technology, cultural practices & community engagement on Mograt island while also speaking effectively and professionally to an international scientific community.

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