“We want to demonstrate the wealth of innovation and imagination that exists in Sheffield today.”
Archive Sheffield, a collective of photographers and filmmakers, and Sheffield design studio dust, are working together on The Living Archive, a visual celebration of making and hidden creativity in our city. This project aims to build a dynamic archive of contemporary life in Sheffield, and will be shared through newspaper publications distributed across the city with accompanying events.
Primarily photographic, the created work will further develop an important record for the city. Archive Sheffield has a close relationship with Sheffield’s city archives, where the work will be deposited for future generations to look back on.
For the Year of Making, the team will produce four newspapers, arrange a documentary film night and curate an exhibition. All elements seeking to engage new audiences from around Sheffield and visitors to the rich history of making in Sheffield.