In 2013 I ran a public workshop as part of One Hundred: Was, Is, Will, a celebration of 100 years of Hyde Park Picturehouse in Leeds, curated by Conway & Young.

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I gave participants a small talk about contemporary archaeology in the morning (perched precariously on the circle balcony) before sending them off to investigate the building in relation to certain themes: the building as an artefact, found objects and rubbish, words, sounds, and the building’s surroundings. They investigated then we all came back together to create a new, in-depth, archaeological understanding of this familiar space.

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In the afternoon we used the morning’s work as the basis for investigating and discussing the building and film, building-person interactions, the wider landscape, and story-telling.

See also:

http://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/one-hundred-was-will-invisible-cinema-walking-tour

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