Courtaulds Coventry.Image courtesy Dr Richard Sadler.jpg

Courtaulds, Coventry. Image courtesy Dr Richard Sadler

Humans at Work

Warwick Arts Centre, in collaboration with The University of Warwick’s Department of Film and Television Studies and Photo Archive Miners, are pleased to announce Humans at Work; a new National Lottery Heritage Funded Great Places project, which aims to bring to light and explore ‘workplace’ in Coventry’s industrial past.

Archive material from the University of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre”, footage from the Ghost Town project, and historic photos of the city, will be used to stimulate discussion and unearth fascinating stories during a programme of workshops with the city’s post-industrial communities.

Young people from the city who have just, or are about to enter the workforce, will be invited to respond to stories collected via the project to explore how employment in the city has changed over the past 50 years.

Humans at Work will culminate in a series of artistic responses to the material collected through the project, which will be presented at a sharing event in late autumn 2019.

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Artist Melissa Smith's visual notes taken during a Humans at Work workshop

Visual note-taker Melissa Smith’s documentation of the Humans at Work “memory workshop” at Broad Street Meeting Hall, Foleshill.