For the last seven years, I’ve been part of a project called Prospection (read more here) that has been investigating the construction of the new Eddington community on the edge of Cambridge.
My work has focussed on ‘visual archaeology’ and how we might use photographs, plus contemporary archaeology, to tell the stories of a developing place. The work was originally strongly inspired by engagements with Japanese art-archaeology projects and has continued over four annual visits to Eddington.
I’ve reached a point where I want to write something about my work for Prospection but I don’t just want to recap what I’ve been doing, plus I don’t have any need for single-authored academic papers or anything like that. So I thought I’d see if there’s anyone out there who fancies collaborating on some writing arising from my Eddington work.
Here’s the first document I produced for this part of the project:
And here’s the second:
There’s also two more years of ‘reports’, an archive of around 500 photos, plus one sort of artwork (an archwork really) and two other years of other responses to the site that didn’t really go anywhere.
So, I’d love to hear from someone who’s interested in helping me make sense of it all!
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