For centuries, Gori has been one of the most important cities in the history of Georgia, although many stories about the city are not known to the general public:
The magnitude of the 1920 earthquake, the importance of Gori in life of Vazha-Pshavela, the democratic and cultural tradition of the city, and many other stories.
The aim of the project is to promote the alternative and sometimes forgotten history of the city/region and to celebrate outstanding historical moments and figures. It also aims at finding, describing, and communicating the rich and unique historical and contemporary features of the city and region to the wider public, be it local or visiting people. It thus highlights previously unknown people, memory of trauma and triumph, and significant historical moments;
As a result of the project's research activities, an "identity map" was created, which is a visual representation of this unique history of the region. It will allow interested people to rediscover an important part of Shida Kartli’s historical identity.
Following the "Identity Map", you will notice informative banners and QR codes throughout the city. Using the codes, you can visit the website for further information or for suggesting interesting and unique stories yourself.
Here you can learn about historical and contemporary events, photographs, archival documents, and videos about the history, culture, and everyday life of Gori. Click on the indicated pins on the map or select the story from the menu bar.
IDFI's partners in the project are representatives of "The Gori Photographers' Club" and "The Gori Information Center". The project is carried out in cooperation with creative agency Leavingstone and " Soviet Past Research Laboratory (SovLab)”. The engagement of youth from Gori was important during the implementation of the project.