Performance and the Stratigraphy of Place: Everything You Need to Build a Town is Here

Persighetti, Simon, Hodge, Stephen, Turner, Cathy and Smith, Phil (2013) Performance and the Stratigraphy of Place: Everything You Need to Build a Town is Here. In: The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 978-0-19-960200-1

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Abstract / Summary

Referencing the public art project project Everything You Need to Build a Town is Here, Wrights & Sites invite the reader to treat the chapter as a site rather than as a treatise. We have structured the text in four layers. Some materials drop through from one layer to another. Elements are introduced at one level and imitated or digested at another. The layers are variously unfinished and indiscrete, subject to influences and interferences, partly reconciled and partly not. While each of the layers has been written towards something, they were all attenuated at approximately the same time. There are coincidences.
The writing attempts to address the editor's brief to: consider how archaeological methodologies and techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself; how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-0-19-960200-1
Depositing User: Simon Persighetti
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:11


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