Building A Better World Exhibition

We are excited to announce the start of the Building A Better World Exhibition today 22nd September – 6th November 2016 in the Elaine Thomas Library, UCA Farnham.

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Back in May 2016 the Archive collaborated with bookRoom on the creative residency of Stefan Szczelkun, creator of the Working Press, books by and about Working Class Artists, 1986-1996 whose archive is housed within UCA Archive and Special Collections.  This exhibition brings together the work of students in response to that creative residency.

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Democracy In The Kitchen, Annie Haggarty and Elodie Duncan-Duplain

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Story, Oriyomi Oladunjoye

The exhibition includes photographs, collages, videos and performance produced by students who explored identity, politics (class, gender, diversity, disability) from personal, historical and current perspective under the guidance of Stefan Szczelkun, archivist Rebekah Taylor and curator of the project Emmanuelle Waeckerlé.

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5 Blog Posts, Susan Merrick

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The exhibition includes books and pamphlets from the Working Press Archive which inspired the students work and a new bookRoom press publication “Rise With Your Class, Not From It.”

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We hope to see you at the exhibition soon.

Carryl Church, Assistant Archivist

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Archive Update

You may have noticed things have been a little quiet around here lately. At the beginning of summer we bid a fond farewell to our Archivist extraordinaire Rebekah Taylor who left for pastures new. Now we find ourselves at the start of term with lots of new and exciting things under way including two exhibitions and a new collection which has recently arrived at our doors. More details to follow very shortly…

Carryl Church, Assistant Archivist