Sur l'Herbe (homage to Domenico and Vincenzo Mancini), by Maria Thereza Alves made for the Garden Marathon, Serpentine Gallery London 2011; seeds from the Italian villages of Filignano and of Picinisco were included in this give-away postcard © Maria Thereza Alves and Serpentine

Students from Malmö Art Academy’s Critical & Pedagogical Studies with Maj Hasager and Laura Hatfield on research with Cultural Documents in Lagoni © Cultural Documents

Lena Bergendahl: research image no 3 for new works in the series 'San Vincenzo' 2015 © Lena Bergendahl

Cultural Documents is a cultural programme which enables people to explore changes in society, particularly the intangible things, such as migration, language and our relationships with place, territory and environment.

The texts, artworks, films, audio recordings and events that make up the Cultural Documents programme tell stories of how the craft, custom, labour, language and locations of our lives constantly change over time.

By gathering information about the past, Cultural Documents is creating an archive of knowledge and material which people can use to carry out their own explorations. Some of this archive is used by Cultural Documents as a resource from which artists and writers are invited to develop new artworks and texts which help us understand transformation in contemporary society.

These new works are presented in events produced by Cultural Documents with a wide range of agencies to invite exchanges of ideas about what these facts and fictions mean to each of us, how social transformation occurs and how meaning is attributed.

It takes a long time to do this research and to develop and produce new projects, so please keep coming back here, or follow us on Facebook for announcements of events. And please keep in touch, giving us feedback and helping us to add to this archive.

Cultural Documents’ programme generates no surplus commercial income and is fully funded through sponsorship and grants from funders; all funds raised are used to realise the programme and Cultural Documents would like to thank its funders and sponsors (listed below) who enable Cultural Documents’ to achieve its aims:


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Sur l’Herbe (homage to Domenico and Vincenzo Mancini)

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