“Re-enactments – Archival Performances” (a 24 hour research performance event)

“Re-enactments – Archival Performances” transposes the familiar poetic conundrum of how to separate the dancer from the dance: what if we choose not to separate the archive from its re-enactment? In collaboration with the AHA festival (Chalmers University, 2–4 November, 2015), the Living Archives group invites you to join the 24 … Continue reading

Women Making History Newsletter No. 1, 2015

The 100 Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö bilingual newsletter No. 1 (2015) – made by the Women 100 project, Living Archives and ABF – is now out. It can be downloaded below and at the Women Making History website. Text: Erling Björgvinsson The newsletter reports on the inauguration of … Continue reading

“Personal Recording and Archiving Practices” – Paper presented at ISEA

In August, PhD student Jacek Smolicki presented the paper “De-totalizing Capture: On Personal Recording and Archiving Practices” at the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art. Here’s the abstract. ABSTRACT – Today’s media-scape presents recording and archiving as one of the major media practices performed by an increasingly growing number of people. Practically … Continue reading

Workshop: Em:toolkit – Tools for urban mapping and performance practices

NB! Postponed until September, 2015! Interdisciplinary workshop with artist/researcher Alessandro Carboni, 9­–11 June 2015 (2–6 PM at K3). Participants should preferably be able to take part all three days. The aim of the workshop is to explore the city of Malmö with alternative performative practices of urban mapping. The performative character of the … Continue reading

Always Becoming: Malmö – Alessandro Carboni visiting artist

Alessandro Carboni is an interdisciplinary artist whose projects explore the relationships between body and space. From May to September, Carboni will explore the city of Malmö through performative practices of urban mapping. Always Becoming #Malmo – Tools for urban mapping and performance practice Text: Alessandro Carboni, artist-in-residence in the Living … Continue reading

Stories of the past shape the future – new book

Memory on Trial: Media, Citizenship and Social Justice is a new book about how we use stories of the past to shape the future. Governments, NGOs, major archives and monument builders – they are all constantly engaged in activities of retrospection, imagination and reinterpretation. They try to mediate and give authority to particular stories, while others are suppressed. Continue reading

The Sounds of Slussen

Slussen is a multi-faceted architectural structure in central Stockholm that has functioned as a lock controlling the water level between the lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Slussen is also an important communication hub, hosting an underground station and a bus terminal, and it accomodates local businesses and various forms … Continue reading

Paper on ‘Affective and Rhythmic Engagement with Archival Material’ presented at NODEM 2014

This is the abstract of a paper presented at the NODEM 2014 conference “Engaging Spaces – Interpretation, Design and Digital Strategies”, December 1-3, 2014. Affective and Rhythmic Engagement with Archival Material: Experiments with Augmented Reality Authors: Susan Kozel, Jacek Smolicki and Daniel Spikol Digital content in Augmented Reality platforms tends … Continue reading

Learning Site: Farming, Historical Time, and Spatiality

On Wednesday, Nov 26, people from the Learning Site will talk about their perspectives of farming, historical time, and spatiality. What: Greenhouse Artist Talks When: Wednesday, November 26, at 17-19 Where: Växthuset, Slottsträdgårdens kafé (map) Whom: Everyone, open to the public, but please sign up here! The Learning Site focuses on … Continue reading

Gardening as a method in the process of production of space

On Wednesday, Nov 12, Apolonija Šušteršič will talk about gardening as a method in the process of production of space. Update: This talk is now posted on YouTube, and embedded below. What: Greenhouse Artist Talks When: Wednesday, November 12, at 17-19 Where: Växthuset, Slottsträdgårdens kafé (map) Whom: everyone, open to the public, but … Continue reading

Organoleptic Interfaces: infectious gardens and digital starvation

On Thursday, Nov 13, Anna Maria Orru explores the role of artistic research to ‘unearth’ transformed behavior when it comes to food and growing practices. Update: This talk is now posted on YouTube, and embedded below. What: Greenhouse Artist Talks When: Thursday, Nov 13, at 17-19. Where: Växthuset, Slottsträdgårdens kafé (map) Whom: everyone, … Continue reading

Sunshine Socialist Cinema – Greenhouse Artist Talk on Oct 22

On Wednesday, October 22, Kalle Brolin and Kristina Müntzing from Sunshine Socialist Cinema will screen films and talk about how films can generate discussions on radical topics. The lecture is open to the public and is part of the Greenhouse Artist Talks lecture series, where artists are invited to present work … Continue reading

Levande minnen: summary from seminar Sep 23

On September 23, Ozma and Living Archives organized a seminar for the Living Memories (Levande minnen) project at Medea, Malmö University. Attending were researchers from Living Archives, archivists from three Nordic Folklore archives (Folklivsarkivet i Lund, Norsk Folkemuseum and Dansk Folkemindesamling), representatives from the department of Cultural Sciences at Lund University, … Continue reading

Maria Engberg: Using augmentation technologies to mediate stories

How may augmentation technologies be used to mediate ‘stories’ based on archival material? And how do you design for it? These are a few of the questions that Maria Engberg, assistant professor in media technology at Malmö University, will explore in the Living Archives research project. For a brief introduction … Continue reading

Rethinking the Index and Designing Commons at DRS 2014

Researchers from the Living Archives project will join panels and host workshops at the Design Research Society’s 2014 conference, Umeå, Sweden. On June 15, Erling Björgvinsson co-hosts the workshop Designing Commons – Commons for Design, which aims to explore what professional designers and researchers, who operate in commons-like frameworks and aim to … Continue reading

Approaching Urban Gardening/Farming: Initiatives by Citizens, Municipalities, and Governments

Urban Gardening is one of the themes that researchers in the Living Archives project are working with. The aim is to explore how cultural-heritage archive material, and open-data sets, can be social resources that support and stimulate urban gardening practices, and contribute to social change and sustainable urban development. This … Continue reading

Somatic Archiving and Spatio-material Politics of Non-institutional Memory

In early June, researchers from the Living Archives gave presentations at the conference Things to Remember: Materializing Memories in Art and Popular Culture, organized by Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Under the conference theme ‘Archives of Memory’, Susan Kozel gave a presentation entitled Somatic Archiving (see abstract below). Under the theme ‘Materializing the … Continue reading

Your Story Belongs to the Story of the City: Mediating Immigration Memories

In May, Living Archives’ researcher Anders Høg Hansen gave a presentation at The Cultural Politics of Memory conference hosted by the University of Cardiff, this for the session Migration and Displacement. Høg Hansen’s presentation, Your Story Belongs to the Story of the City: Mediating Immigration Memories, addresses cases of storytelling related to immigration, and … Continue reading

Presentationer från Länkade data i Sverige 2014

För tredje året i rad arrangerades en träff om länkade data med syfte att skapa en mötesplats för personer från industri, myndigheter och akademi att diskutera och utbyta erfarenheter. Värd i år var Medea, Malmö högskola, och forskningsprojektet Living Archives. Talare var, bland andra, Niklas Lundström från Kungliga biblioteket som … Continue reading

Using Augmented Reality, Artistic Research, and Mobile Phones to Explore Practice-based Learning

Living Archives affiliate Daniel Spikol presented a paper at Ideas in Mobile Learning 2014, an event that brought together practitioners, industry players, and researchers to exchange visions of how to use mobile technology to change the way we teach and learn. The paper Using Augmented Reality, Artistic Research, and Mobile … Continue reading

AffeXity featured in a talk at Whitney Museum of American Art

The Living Archives performance AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels (2013) was featured in a recent talk by Edward A. Shanken at the Whitney Museum of American Art, along with with other artworks using augmented reality and layering. Shanken’s talk was part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the ways in which … Continue reading

Invitation: One Hundred Years With Immigrant Women In Malmö

On Dec 2 at Garaget in Malmö there is a workshop between 18.30–20.30 specifically on women’s stories related to immigration to Malmö. It is part of the project “One Hundred Years With Immigrant Women In Malmö”. It was initiated by the Iranian activist Parvin Ardalan, but is now running with … Continue reading

Performing Memory: paper to be presented at the LARM conference

On Nov 15, Susan Kozel contributes a paper to the LARM Audio Research Archive Conference on Digital Archives, Audiovisual Media, and Cultural Memory at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Kozel’s paper is entitled Performing Memory. Kozel writes: This paper opens out the Performing Memory research strand of Living Archives. Based around the … Continue reading

Lecture on Somatic Materialism at the Aesthetic Seminar series

On Nov 14, Susan Kozel presents at the “Æstetisk seminar” (Aesthetic Seminar) lecture series at the Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark. The title of the lecture is Somatic Materialism: Affect, Performance and Archiving. Kozel writes: This talk will be an exploration of somatic materialism. Initially a visceral … Continue reading

Participation at the seminar “Infrastructuring the Commons”

Living Archives researcher Erling Björgvinsson is at Aalto University, Finland, to take part in a seminar on issues of commons. The title of the seminar is “Infrastructuring the Commons?”. Björgvinsson and Sanna Marttila hosts the session Cultural Commons, described below in more detail. Text: Björgvinsson and Marttila (originally published on co-p2p.mlog.taik.fi) … Continue reading

Jacek Smolicki joins the team

Jacek Smolicki is since September PhD student in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Arts and Communications, Malmö University. He is also a member of the Living Archives project. Here’s an introduction to him and his work! Jacek Smolicki has a background in interdisciplinary art and design. Drawing on conceptual … Continue reading

Passages and Tunnels at Re-New 2013

Update Oct 28 – the official invitation to take part in AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels is published here. AffeXity: Passages and Tunnels is a project on “affect in urban spaces”, which will be performed at the Re-New Digital Arts Festival in Copenhagen, October, 2013. Living Archives project members Susan Kozel and Daniel … Continue reading

Outcome of the Digisam seminar “A sneak peek of Living Archives”

Living Archives hosted the Developer’s Breakfast at the Riksarkivet conference Digisam 2013 in Malmö. Here’s a short wrap-up of the seminar that dealt with these topics: (1) how archives can be “lived/performed”, (2) contemporary personal archiving practices, and (3) digital archives, open data and crowdsourcing. The seminar started with a brief introduction … Continue reading

The paper Archiving Bodies presented at The Nordic Summer University, Turku (March 2013)

Living Archives project members Erling Björgvinsson and Anders Høg Hansen went to the Popmodernism Circle at the Nordic Summer University in Turku, Finland, to present their paper entitled Archiving Bodies – Bodies, Leisure and (territorial) Politics. The author’s use Malraux’s problematic notion of “the museum without walls” – where disparate items … Continue reading

Living Archives and Archiving Bodies

Living Archives researcher Erling Björgvinsson went to the conference Don’t forget the archives: Collecting Non-Archives for the Post-Media Condition, at Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany, to discuss a few of the challenges we face with regard to collaborative archiving practices. Erling Björgvinsson presented the paper Living Archives and Archiving Bodies, co-authored by Anders Høg Hansen. … Continue reading

DansAR workshops

The DansAR workshop series was an Augmented Reality (AR) performance project exploring how digital media content (e.g. videos and still images) can be made accessible and lived by means of augmented reality technologies. This post is an edited version of DansAR 01 & 02 Feb-March 2013 written by project partner Jeannette … Continue reading

Project news: Seminar on augmented (un)-reality

The Living Archives project group meets in person on a bi-weekly basis for seminars on poignant topics and discussions on what directions we should take. This week’s meeting was on the topic of Augmented Reality (AR), led by Daniel Spikol. The discussion on future directions of AR in this project … Continue reading

Dance and augmented reality performance – DansAR 01

Come join us at Skånes Dansteater this Friday at 2.30 PM for a dance and augmented-reality performance: DansAR 01. You are invited to an informal presentation with dancers from Skånes Dansteater’s community outreach program who, for the past week, have been working with researchers from Medea and faculty and students … Continue reading