Do you have a favourite switch?

People have favourite colours, views and even bridges but have you ever thought about your favourite switch? Artist, Tom Pearman, commissioned to create an artwork for the Ironworks site has been asking residents this question.

Tom is investigating residential, commercial and industrial switches as part of his research into the former and present communities in Petersfield and their occupations. Initially inspired by the objects on display at the Cambridge Museum of Technology, from electrical engineering to the switch that turns on our kettle! This ubiquitous, yet often overlooked, everyday item conveys much about the people who used the items and the period in which it was created.

If you have a favourite switch and want to get involved in Tom’s project, please send him a photo of your favourite switch and the reason for your choice, or come to any of the Ironworks events to find out more about Tom’s work.


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