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Sparks of Life

Using parts of the historically significant Carliol House in Newcastle, colleagues from the School’s Architecture Research Collaborative (ARC) group are putting on a three day event to showcase how vacant buildings can be revitalised once their original function has lapsed. The landmark building which promoted the use of electricity in the early 20th century is being used as a hub for the event, which forms part of the Being Human 2017 festival. Connecting the themes of the event is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, which is evident in the exhibition through to a screening of the 1931 classic film.

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published on: 23 November 2017