In 1949 Bretton Hall College was founded as a Teacher Training College designed for the promotion of art education in the West Riding of Yorkshire. It opened with 56 students and by 1964 the college had expanded significantly resulting in an extensive building programme encompassing nine student hostels, a music block, gymnasium, sanatorium, dining hall, library and Principal's residence. In 2014, 50 years on, the site is earmarked for development and many of the 1964 buildings are potentially going to be demolished. This research will adopt a psychogeographical approach to the site of the college by transposing the 1964 campus map onto the existing landscape to produce a juxtaposition of narratives that exist in the space and supported by secondary data from the National Arts Education Archive at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (NAEA). This retrieval method - allowing what was once there and what is there now - creates a new archive of experience before the 1964 campus map route disappears forever.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Writing in Creative Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2014|