Research project: What is preciousness?

Over the weekend of the 36 Lime Street Open Studios Tessa Holland will be opening her workshop on Level 4.  There will be jewellery to buy and work in progress to ponder, but also… 
Please come and participate in a short exercise and interview investigating our human impulse to collect and cherish objects.
Tessa Holland
Tessa says:  As well as making jewellery, I am studying part-time for a Masters in Anthropology (Sustainability, Culture and Development) at Durham University.  My dissertation title is not quite crystallised yet, but the broad theme grows from my work the with so-called ‘precious metals’, wondering what has made them almost universally prized across cultures and times, and questioning the intrinsic part they now play in global financial markets.   As part of shedding light on this I am interested in the very personal impulses that make certain objects or materials attractive to us. To this end I have devised a little game, and it would be great if members of the public would give a few minutes of their time (maybe ten?) to take part.
36 Lime Street Open Studios, 26th and 27th November, 10am to 6pm.

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