Initiated by IASH for the Being Human 2015 festival of the humanities #untoldedinburgh is an online, Twitter & Instagram generated exhibition of images featuring Edinburgh’s abandoned places, ruins, urban quirks and contested spaces.
View the exhibition below – and for enquiries, additions or edits/deletions please email email@example.com
Participants tweeted their photos using the hashtag #untoldedinburgh and the New Met then collated these images into an online gallery displayed from the 19th of November 2015, and for one night only, at the National Museum of Scotland.
Below is the call for entries posted on October 21st, 2015:
To launch the online exhibition, IASH present a panel discussion titled Lost+Found in partnership with the National Museum of Scotland. Join us for a special evening event where our panel will discuss the exhibition and debate what it means to inhabit Edinburgh today.
Edinburgh, like every city, is a divided one. The digital exhibition Lost + Found in Edinburgh, hosted by The New Metropolitan web magazine, features the city’s vacant spaces, ruins and urban quirks. Including a virtual map of hidden places through the eyes of its people, it will interpret, contextualise and politicise Edinburgh today.
The public is invited to participate in a lively discussion with humanities researchers, architects, creative practitioners and the city’s residents to dissect what it means to inhabit Edinburgh today. By grounding our imagination and lived experience in humanities research, they will explore the often ignored divisions across Edinburgh, thereby responding to the contradictions and inequalities of contemporary urban citizenship.
19 Nov 2015
18:30-20:00 (doors open 18:15)
Auditorium, Level 1 via Lothian Street at rear of National Museum of Scotland
Free (but ticketed)
Age 18+, booking required. Tickets are available at Eventbrite
Email Dr Stacey Hunter for any other enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities was established in 1969 to promote interdisciplinary research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Since its foundation more than 1000 scholars from 66 countries have held Institute fellowships; and up to 25 Fellows are in residence at any one time. Housed in a secluded 18th-century courtyard overlooking the Meadows, the Institute is adjacent to most centres of University activity.