Dr. Jenny Wüstenberg

Global Heritage is a key Research Theme at Nottingham Trent University. Jenny serves on the Steering Committee for this Theme and leads its strategic project on Transformative Memory (2020-2023).  
Working with partners on the Isle of Portland in Dorset (MEMO Project, Eden Portland, Island Community Action), we have been studying how slow (and sometimes fast) environmental and social change is confronted and remembered by this unique community – the source of the iconic Portland stone we know from St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and the UN Building in New York City. We have also sought to support the creation of a memorial to extinct species in a disused stone mine.

This is how Eden Portland envisions turning a stone mine into an underground memorial space.

Jenny and Sebastian Brooke talking to delegates at COP15

In this context, Jenny has been working with Prof Eiman Kanjo (Computing, NTU) to develop an app that allows members of the public and school kids to “make their mark” and creatively petition to call for the memorial to be built and for other measures to combat biodiversity loss.” You can download the App here:
“We have presented this app to the Portland community, as well as at the UN Summit on Biological Diversity (COP-15) in Montréal in December 2022.”