REcall seeks to formulate a new role of the architectural environment based on invigorated research on the cultural landscapes of WWI and WWII and strengthen the attention on the management, documentation and preservation of this heritage.The project group see that any cultural landscape – i.e. architecture- is characterized by its dynamism, temporality and changing priorities in social perception.We stress
that the research we develop will generate the values to be protected tomorrow. On the strength of this account, our project proposes the development of sustainable and innovative architectural practices for reuse, valorisation and communication of the XXth Century European Conflict Heritage considered as Cultural Landscape.
As far as we know, 43 Norwegians, 74 Yugoslavs and more than 100 Soviet citizens were executed in the Falstad Forest during World War II. The exact number is uncertain. Other nationalities may also have been executed. According to witnesses, around twenty victims were exhumed and lowered into the Trondheim Fjord.After Liberation, over 40 graves were located and marked with wooden crosses.After the war, all known graves were opened. There are probably still unopened graves in the old place of execution. In 1989 the Falstad Forest was given statutory protection as a World War II grave site.