Exhibition Launch: Future Archaeologies of Marine Litter

University of Glasgow
Advanced Research Centre, Seminar Suites A and B
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom
Monday, 19 June, 2023 - 16:00 to 18:00
Exhibition Launch: Future Archaeologies of Marine Litter

You are invited to the launch of an exhibition at the Advanced Research Centre, Seminar Suites A and B, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ from 1600-1800 BST on Monday 19 June 2023.

Scotland’s western and island coasts are the daily recipients of rubbish, often carried long distances by ocean currents and winds. Large amounts of litter – much of it plastic – build up on remote shorelines, entangled in marram grass or accumulating in geos and gullies. In these places, it is easy to see that we are in the process of laying down a boundary layer of plastic waste, buried in our sands like the stones of Skara Brae, waiting to be excavated by the archaeologists of the future.

Come and join us for the launch of an exhibition that imagines different ways those archaeologists and historians might interpret their finds. See extracts from four exhibitions: The Eigg Hoard, Life on the Abyss, Survivors from the Synthetic Age and Plastlantis! and start to imagine your own future archaeologies of waste. Refreshments will be served.

The CR&DALL project, Future Archaeologies of Waste, project community-engaged, participatory speculative fiction to explore the ways future generations might interpret the present based on the waste we leave in the landscape. The objects in this exhibition were picked up during beach cleans on the islands of Eigg, Bute, Islay and Orkney. The stories that accompany them were co-created with local participants.

For more details and to book a ticket for this free event  follow this link


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