Massly Observed tweets

June 18, 2013

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For the upcoming Banner Repeater exhibition I will be tweeting selected lines of text from the 1937-38 Mass Observation Archive’s Day Surveys on a daily basis. Follow me @BRartreader #masslyobserved.

In the first half of the 20th century a movement called Mass Observation was begun by an artist, a filmmaker and an anthropologist. Through diaries and questionnaires, observers became recorders, capturing the everyday existence of their own lives and the lives of those around them. Working with the archive at The University of Sussex, SE Barnet returns some of these everyday details from back into the community at large, tweeting selected lines of text from the 1937-38 Day Surveys throughout the exhibition.

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