Make it in Pendle VR

A series of VR films introducing young people to workplaces and manufacturers based in Pendle

In 2018, we were commissioned by Pendle Borough Council to create an artist-led series of films introducing secondary school pupils to the workplace as part of their #makeitinpendle campaign.

Working with our Associate Artist Andy Abbott, In-Situ filmed in the workplaces of five leading local creative manufacturers; Silent Night, Hope Technologies, Higherford Mill, Fence Gate and Lodge and Barnfield Construction.

VR Still: Barnfield Construction
Image : Andy Abbott
VR Still, Fence Gate and Lodge
Image: Andy Abbott

The immersive films, viewed through VR headsets, each feature a 360 degree tour of workplaces by business owners and staff, including the factory floor, professional kitchen, artist studio and technology lab.

These films will be used as a first step for secondary school pupils thinking about future careers in Pendle. Many don’t realise that some major manufacturers are operating on our doorstep, and the possibilities for them here.

The films are now ready to roll these out in classroom across Pendle after being trialled at schools and events involving business and council leaders, headteachers and school pupils.

VR Still, Higherford Mill artists studios
Image : Andy Abbott
VR Still: Hope Technologies
Image : Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott is an Associate Artist at In-Situ. He creates immersive digital experience that connect people and place. His latest project, Lutopia, is a community led, futuristic revisioning of Luton using VR technology.

Commissioned by Pendle Borough Council as part of #makeitinpendle

In-Situ acknowledges the support of the five featured businesses; Silent Night, Barnfield Construction, Fence Gate and Lodge, Higherford Mill and Hope Technologies. 

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