In 2015, artist Lucy Harrison was appointed to develop a temporary project for CB1 Cambridge.
Lucy Harrison's project, 'The Works' explored the changing nature of the area near Cambridge station; from one based around heavy industries and the railway, now becoming more residential and providing homes for people commuting to work. For this project Lucy interviewed local residents and workers about their attitudes and feelings about various aspects of their work, and invited them to complete diaries of their daily routines.
A series of printed panels containing selected archive images from local workplaces, including Cambridge University Press, Ridgeons, and Cambridge Railway Station, along with extracts from the diaries, were installed on the outside of the former office building Murdoch House, and a publication was distributed to local venues and organisations.
'The Works' is part of the CB1 Public Art Programme which is managed by Commission Projects and aims to contribute to the creation of an exciting and distinctive new city quarter.
Photograph: Panel on Murdoch House - part of 'The Works' by Lucy Harrison. Courtesy of the artist.