Tomorrow, Today by Guthrie & Pope is a large-scale (approximately 80m in length), outdoor, sculptural model of the future North West Cambridge development - which places scale replicas of all the planned streets and buildings right next to the archaeological dig on site. The artists experience on an archaeological dig on site in February 2013 during their Residency at North West Cambridge Development working with the University of Cambridge Archaeology department in many ways led to this project.
This 'model village of the future' was hand-built on location using 'cob', a traditional, ecologically-sustainable material made primarily from the earth excavated in situ by the archaeologists. The artists recruited teams of participants who were keen to learn and practice the valuable skill of cob-building to build the model. A large percentage of these participants came from the Cambridge area with some travelling from all over the UK and further afield to be part of this project.
Tomorrow, Today engages with the present nature of the site and the current unique archaeological access to the past as well as encouraging reflection as to the future development and community.
Tomorrow, Today was open to the public to view during three weekends in June 2014, it can still be viewed by appointment, to arrange contact firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO FIND IT
North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise,
Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU