Commissioned by Milton Keynes City Council, Archive-opia brings audiences together for a series of taster activities inspired by the fascinating archive collections of Buckinghamshire County Archive, MK City Discover Centre and The Living Archive. Led by Architect and Archivist in Residence Alison Davies, in collaboration with Milton Keynes based creative agency Pooleyville, the programme features contributions from architects, invited specialists, archive partners and local communities with the overall aim of raising the profile of this internationally significant material.
Taking a playful, informal approach, Archive-opia will share both known and little known aspects of MK’s local heritage whilst opening up a conversation around how Milton Keynes continues to develop its collections and how we capture the important community stories of a growing city.
The ‘Wikipavilion’, a new pop-up structure designed to support the Archive-opia project, will relocate to different locations in the city, as a venue for exhibitions and events.
In Middleton Hall, 18th - 22nd October