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Life on the Outskirts: Leeds Workshop

Thursday 16th November 2017
11am to 3.15pm
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds


As part of the AHRC-funded ‘Life on the Outskirts’ project, this workshop will continue to explore creative archives in collaboration with The University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Helen Storey Foundation.

‘Life on The Outskirts: Making Sense of a Creative Life’ aims to inspire new ways of thinking across art, science, design and technology. The Leeds workshop will consider how archives can be used for education, public engagement, and creative and commercial purposes, focusing upon the Helen Storey Foundation archive as a case study. Those attending will be asked to interact with the archive
and respond to its content in creative ways.

This hands-on session will be held at The Tetley from 11am until 3.15pm and is primarily aimed at those studying creative practices at University level. Hosted by Dr Rob Knifton (University of Leeds) and Dr Alison Slater (Manchester Metropolitan University), the session will also introduce Caroline Coates, from the Helen Storey Foundation, and a visiting speaker who will be engaged to help attendees to think about creative responses to archival holdings.