The 2022 workshop was led by Elizabeth Price and offered a space in which to explore three ideas that are embedded in her work and in her practice as an artist: assembly, archive and place.

Price describes her interest in: ‘the assembly of different kinds of things: the creation of heterogeneous assemblies, such as the ‘exquisite corpse’ of Surrealism, as well as bricolage, collage, literary montage or cut-up, and certain kinds of concrete poetry’. She imagines how one might approach the archive not only by intervening in it but also by inventing stories and images that will ‘summon into the visible the contours of things permanently erased’. During the workshop week, she drew upon local cultural and political histories and their manifestations in local archives and collections and use the ideas of assembly and archive ‘to disassemble stable or singular ideals of place’.