Great & Tiny War


  • Daily Life Ltd

Project summary

Intergenerational transmission of trauma is an important but under-researched topic that has implications for military families, survivors of genocide and domestic abuse and those affected by natural disasters such as floods or famine. 

Great & Tiny War is an art installation by Bobby Baker that re-imagines the First World War in a house in Tyneside. It follows an extensive period of research and development, exploring post-traumatic illnesses, mental health and intergenerational trauma to see if bad experiences trickle on through subsequent generations, and how people survive after trauma. It will be accompanied by an extensive public engagement programme with digital legacy. 

The work will bring together professionals, academics, diverse audiences and participants to reflect upon these issues, opening creative responses to unheard perspectives.