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WHAT'S THE FUTURE FOR THE PAST?

Saturday 29 October: 5:30pm - 7:15pm

Institute of Astronomy, Sackler Lecture Theatre, Madingley Road, CB3 0HA

PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS CHANGE FROM PRINTED PROGRAMME

Who or what decides what data, what objects, will survive to tell future generations what we were like? How do we know what should or could become the ‘heritage’ of the future?

'Prospection’ is a visionary art project tracking the development of the new NW Cambridge development and its inhabitants, by artists Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope. With their team of archaeologists, sociologists and creatives, they will visit NWC annually for the next 25 years, recording its places and people and storing these for posterity at Cambridgeshire Archives. Now into year 3, the Prospection team’s records have ranged from archaeological surveys to short films to soil samples.
Inspired by ‘Prospection’, this event presents a panel of leading heritage experts including Sarah May (Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology), Rachael Kiddey (Research Associate, University of York & Editorial Assistant at the Independent Social Research Foundation) and James Dixon (Museum of London Archaeology) who will present a thought-provoking array of fieldwork and research exploring what the future holds for the past and what the past holds for the future.
The panel will be followed by refreshments and a chance to browse the boxes of the first two years’ findings of ‘Prospection’

(See www.somewhere.org.uk/projects/prospection/ for more)"

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Telephone number:
01223 766766

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Additional Information

Age: 15+, Talk, Exhibition, Arrive on time, Free

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