London Group AGM and The Dzhangal Archaeology project
Sponsored by: Arup Environmental
This year's AGM event is a talk by Louise Fowler, Post-Excavation Manager at MOLA: The Dzhangal Archaeology project
Food and drinks are included.
Non-members are welcome to attend the lecture and the AGM.
Featured presenters: Louise Fowler, Post-Excavation Manager at MOLA
MOLA is undertaking the post-excavation assessment of a group of objects collected by photographer Gideon Mendel at the site of the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, which formed part of his Dzhangal exhibition at the Autograph ABP gallery in London in 2017. By turning our attention to the material culture of today’s migration crisis, we are aiming to challenge some of the usual assumptions of developer-funded archaeology. This talk will cover the genesis of the project, our work so far, collaboration with TORCH KE Fellow Dr Sarah Mallet (co-curator of the LANDE exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum), and some of the questions that the project is raising. Is it archaeology? What are the ethics of engaging with contemporary migration? How do we determine significance and potential? How do our research strategies intersect with our work? Where does this collection belong? What next…?
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