Dig Where You Stand

Dig Where You Stand

‘Dig Where You Stand’

For the last 6 months Désirée has been a Writer In Residence at the Sheffield City Archive.

In a city centre exhibition, stories and film and poetry, Désiree has written and curated a strand delving into the cities forgotten stories of the archive. In a unique blend of archive material, fiction and documentary prose, Désirée imagines the lives of the silent, seeing the archive as a site of reparatory justice.



From a 14 year old boy, Thomas Pompey, baptised in Rotherham in 1725 to a Mitchell and Kenyan film of  factories workers coming out of the gates in 1901, Désirée contemplates their lives and thoughts and asks ‘Who Keeps The Archive?’