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Resurgence VR: Taking Vulnerable Audiences to Locations.

Updated: Nov 19

The final output is a 360 film experience, that can be viewed on a headset or via the web.

You can view and download the work on the web here.

Figure 1 - A Still Taken Around Pennington Flash

We were commissioned by the National Trust to create an immersive 360 degree film exploration of the Carbon Landscape and the wetlands of Wigan, Salford and Warrington. The VR experience has been made for people who do not have the capability of visiting spaces themselves and can be considered as vulnerable groups. Particularly the National Trust for this region were interested in engaging with people who suffer from dementia.


The Carbon Landscape is ‘a diverse landscape of water, fen, wet grassland, we woodland and lowland raised bog. It represents the community and natural heritage of the three distinct boroughs, as well as the ruck industrial and social history of the North West.’

Working with local communities to explore what these places mean to local people, volunteers and people who work there, we are able get a sense of what the carbon landscape means to local people.

Figure 2 - Preservation Work Still Being Done in Wigan


Making The Experience

Using the latest in 360 degree filmmaking and stitching, we combined interviews that the Carbon Landscape had conducted, and crafted the experience using our technical knowledge of visual and audio production.

We also worked with the Carbon Landscape to assess suitable locations to be filmed and helped create a script and shooting schedule.

Figure 3 - Still from Film: Cotton Moss in full Bloom


Experiencing Resurgence

For full details on how to experience this work, please see our Play Guide below:

AVimmerse 360 Project - Resurgence - Dow
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The final output is a 360 film experience, that can be viewed on a headset or via the web.

You can view and download the work on the web here.


Future Scope

An additional output has been planned to take the work to dementia cafes, so those who no longer can get out can experience the benefit of these green spaces. Also, we have placed applications to work together again and create a Natural Health Service for vulnerable groups.