Harriet and Sam from the Places Never Seen project, present their work and the group’s outcomes in this recorded panel discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BwqDviY9Jc
5 key moments from the Places Never Seen
Paul and Tommie have been working with the Art Assassins on Places Never Seen: A Youth Led Investigation of the 1911 Festival of Empire since September 2021. They had much to say about this but managed to pick out just five key moments to share. Read these on Phase 2 page of this site.
Sam’s reflections – Places Never Seen
Co-researcher for the Places Never Seen project, Sam Baraitser-Smith, adds his reflections on working with the Art Assassins to develop responses to the research into the 1911 Festival of Empire. Read his reflections on the phase 2 page along with a preview of the FrameVR work the group have been doing…
Harriet reflects on Places Never Seen
Harriet Vickers, young researcher for the Places Never Seen project, reflects on the phase 2 page on her experience of researching the 1911 Festival of Empire and working with the Art Assassins to work with this research. Two new images are also included of the Art Assassins work on this through the mediums of collage and clay!
I’ve been working in collaboration with fellow Wikimedians to make some updates on Wikipedia about colonial events at Crystal Palace Park. I’ve added some details to the ‘exhibitions’ section of the main The Crystal Palace Wikipedia article, and links to two newly created articles for the 1895 African Exhibition and 1905 Colonial and Indian Exhibition. I’m continuing to edit the 1911 Festival of Empire article based on the investigations of the South London Gallery’s Art Assassins for the Places Never Seen project… so much more to still uncover and share!
New partnership with South London Gallery!
Very pleased to announce that from October 2021 to March 2022 I will be working as Wikimedian in Residence with the South London Gallery for ‘Places never seen: A youth led, digital exploration of the 1911 Festival of Empire’, a partnership project developed in response to this Opening Archives call. See updates on the Phase 2 page as the plans unfold…
Decolonising Wikipedia developments
Pleased to announce that I will become a Wikipedian in Residence for the 2021-22 academic year, with support from the UAL Knowledge Exchange Secondment Scheme. I will be expanding the Decolonising Wikipedia Network across UAL, and inviting students, staff and people from local communities to edit Wikipedia pages related to London’s colonial her/histories. There is still much more to know and write about the 1911 Festival of Empire in Crystal Palace, so this will serve as a starting point, before looking at similar events that took place in other parts of London. I’ll post more updates here and on the new Project Phase 2 page as plans unfold!
Staging the Empire: Scale and the Performance of Power
Visit the phase 2 section for a fascinating guest post by Jane Collins, Professor of Theatre and Performance at UAL Wimbledon College of the Arts. Jane writes about scale and the performance of power that was demonstrated in the 1911 Festival of Empire.
A video recording of the 19 May Project Roundtable event can now be seen on YouTube. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI1GVg6UPjY
Hi, I’m Lucy Panesar, artist and academic managing progression and attainment projects at UAL London College of Communication. I’ve created this blog to document the 1911 Festival of Empire Knowledge Exchange Project that I’m leading, and which is hosted by LCC in association with local community organisations in Crystal Palace. The project started in March and has completed its first phase. The About section will tell you more about the project aims and the Phase 1 section will tell you about the activities to date. I will add more posts with project updates and guest contributions. If you’d like to contribute, know more or be involved, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org