Making History, 2016

A series of workshops that practically explored ceramics, archaeology, time and the everyday through making objects that might fool future historians into thinking that our society is different to how we experience it. For example, participants might make a ceramic object that suggests that our society is matriarchal, or that there are no borders between states, or perhaps we live underwater independently of fossil fuels, eating only plastic and an 8 year old is the ruler of the planet.

Our knowledge of cultures deep in the past is based on the material evidence left behind. The present trend of keeping digital archives, a very delicate way of storing information, leaves open a real possibility of us fooling archaeologists in the future with the objects we make.

Held at Open School East