Participants at The Model Village stall, Utopia Fair, Somerset House, London (photo © Viv Thomas)

Participants at The Model Village stall, Utopia Fair, Somerset House, London (photo © Viv Thomas)

On 9th and 15th June 2016, CAER Heritage Project lead artist Paul Evans and film maker Jon Harrison led two Model Village creative workshops at The Glamorgan Archives with and at Michaelston Community College, Ely Heritage Project. This was the first stage in the creation of The Model Village film for the Connected Communities Utopia Festival at Somerset House, London.

Presented in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Connected Communities programme, the Utopia Fair showcased the creative outcomes from 25 AHRC funded projects, including the CAER Model Village Project, alongside 10 additional initiatives that have been hand-selected by Somerset House. These projects work to bring together local community groups, researchers, activists and artists across the UK to explore how utopian ideals can be used to benefit the environmental and social future of our communities.

The project is fully documented on the CAER Heritage Project blog:

The Model Village Part 1

The Model Village Part 2

The Model Village Part 3 

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