Newcomer archives – Prototyping urban co-archiving practices for capturing and sharing Malmö

In collaboration with The Malmö City Archives, Living Archives have initiated a project aiming at exploring and prototyping collaborative(co)-archiving practices inviting young newcomers to generate archive material to the official city archives.  The basic idea is to prototype alternative archiving practices for involving more people in documenting the here-and-now of … Continue reading

The “Eat a Memory” event in Rochester spawned a new project – “Food: A Celebration of Diversity”

In March, 2015 Living Archives went to Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for a research visit hosted by Ann Howard and Jane Amstey, research staff at RIT’s University/Community Partnerships. Besides developing our collaboration, the aim was to learn more about recent urban development processes of Rochester and the work conducted by … Continue reading

Re-enactments: Archival traces from the 24-hour performance at the AHA festival

On November 3, members of the Living Archives research project took part in the art and science festival AHA in Göteborg. The goal of this annual initiative is to investigate the borders between art and science through workshops, panel discussions, presentations and experiments. The poetics of numbers was this year’s … Continue reading

From Soil to Structure, June 4-5 2015

This is an open invitation to attend a two-day program of cultural activities and discussions around soil and urban memories. Artists, urban gardeners, residents and researchers will meet to experience, discuss as well as taste a specific moment in history. Participants are among others: Alessandro Carboni, Anna Maria Orrú, Elin Wikström, Gunnel Petterson, … Continue reading

Soil Memories workshop på Framtidsveckan, 5 maj 2015

Inbjudan till SOIL MEMORIES workshop – del av Makroskopets program under Framtidsveckan i Sofielund, Malmö Urban Archiving är del av ett större forskningsprojekt på K3/Malmö högskola som heter Living Archives som bl.a. undersöker hur arkiv kan användas som en resurs för social förändring där användare ges möjligheten att tillsammans skapa bilden av vår gemensamma … Continue reading

Eat a Memory #2

Eat a Memory is a series of activities exploring food and meals as performed memories, and cooking as preserving family and community history. The Eat a Memory #2 was organised in collaboration with Marketview Heights Collective Action Project in Rochester (USA), and researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Residents in … Continue reading

Eat a Memory #1

A series of experiments exploring food and meals as performed memories, and cooking as archival practice. The first Eat a Memory gathering took place in the end of November 2014. At the dinner, memories were performed, shared, collected, and in the following shared again. The invitation Tonight’s theme: Your grandparents’ gardens Bring … Continue reading

Open Data and Digital Archives in the Urban Gardening Context

Protoyping

In collaboration with master’s students at the Media Software Design programme, researchers in the Living Archives project initiated an exploratory study aiming at supporting urban gardening practices through digital technologies. The study resulted in two prototypes: the Sensor Stick generating data on moisture levels at various soil depths, and the … Continue reading