MOLAS are engaged on a large scale in recording the archaeology and buildings of the Olympic zone. Emma is undertaking a lot of the historic building and built heritage recording in the Olympics area, including a survey of the electricity pylons, prior to their decommission and removal. This also includes their more alternative uses – from the pylons on the marshes used in Hilary Powell’s film ‘The Games’ to railway structures demolished to make way for the new East London Line and featured in numerous films and art projects. Her upcoming work involves how we define heritage, how we manage and interpret it and who is best placed to do it. She is particularly interested in how artists and archaeologists have and can collaborate in examining and recording the vestiges of the recent past and the contemporary built environment.
Emma Dwyer (Senior Archaeologist, Standing Buildings, MOLAS – Museum of London Archaeological Services)