Project Hiraeth

During the first half of the 19th century, Wales was gradually being absorbed into England and so the Welsh language began to die out. 

This inspired an adventurous group of 153 Welshmen and women to set sail for a new life in Argentinian Patagonia to save and hold onto what they believed in, their dying language and culture. 

There are over 50,000 Welsh descendants living in Patagonia today. 12,000 still speak Welsh as their first language. 

My friend Steph is diving deeper into this story by travelling to Patagonia and documenting her journey through an online diary and physical exhibition at the newly restored Cardigan castle, West Wales.

Check out the video below, and the Kickstarter page here

Project Hiraeth


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