STRATA: Layered Histories, Imagined Futures
The Lab – part of Curated & Created
Explore the Lab at Nottingham Castle and discover the layers of history found in our built environment – from the city's Lace Market to the Hawara Pyramid in Egypt. Digital scans and geophysical surveys brings these hidden histories to life, alongside a new artistic commission by Bruce Asbestos.
- From: Thursday 2 September 2021, 10 am
- To: Sunday 10 October 2021, 6 pm
- Location: Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham, NG1 6EL
- Cost: General admission to Nottingham Castle
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This exhibition reveals the hidden histories of towns, cities and landscapes, and within them the stories of people and communities – how they have lived over the decades, centuries and millennia.
Based on the ongoing research of NTU's Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, led by Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, STRATA makes full use of digital technologies to dig deep into the layers of history found in our built environment.
Learn about the life and times of the Lace Market – a thriving, ever-changing area in Nottingham city centre. Then travel through space and time to 840 BCE Egypt and the wonders of the Hawara Pyramid and its labyrinthine complex. Scans and surveys conducted over recent years have charted the original layout of this ancient archaeological site, helping us to understand why the pyramid was built and where the artefacts discovered there were originally placed.
You'll also find a new artistic commission from NTU alumnus and local artist Bruce Asbestos. Made using scans of Nottingham Castle's Art Gallery before its recent renovation, Bruce's work presents both a creative throwback to the past and simultaneously a new virtual space.
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