Veronica Wiman

Curator of Contemporary Art and a Professor of Contemporary Art at the Academy of Contemporary Art in Tromsö.

Since the past fifteen years I have been working internationally with curatorial practice and educational processes. I have moved physically and intellectually between cultures, locations and practices collecting and interpreting people, material and their contexts from a critical perspective. Contemporary art, conceptual craft and design is a lens that allows me to understand life and participate in society and the politics of everyday life. My interest lies in the trans-disciplinary field with a focus on gender and power structures, and where art practices has a potential to move the world forward. With a focus and experience of within the museum and the public realm, as well as bridging the two, has led my research into various directions. Curatorial work has explored the exhibition as a narrative and as an archive. Social practice, participation and dialogical describe some of the interventions and processes that have unfolded over the past ten years. Through extensive worldwide projects, sometimes referred to as radical curating, of urban interventions and citizen engaged exhibitions like Civic Matters, Urban Concerns, The Gatherers Greening our Urban Spheres, Fear and Gender in Public Space, I have collaborated with citizens, artists, museums, municipalities, NGOs, universities and more. I most recently directed Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo at Museo de Arte Moderno la Tertulia in Cali, Colombia. Together with ASOMUCAF we built the playground and conceptual site La Vida es un Teatro in the eco-village for women in Nashira Colombia.

“We are dropping notes of our time” an artist says in the conversation we have about our art practices and writing history. My interest lies within curating the archive as well as investigating the aesthetics and politics of collecting, compiling and presenting stories and gestures. Within the Living Archives research project my research has been in the Urban Archivingstrand. Here I have been working with artistic research and practice in relation to urban texture, storytelling and performing the archive. We have been working with gardens and communities as archives to explore memory, cultural heritage and inclusion vs exclusion.

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Jacek Smolicki

PhD candidate in Media and Communications and within the Living Archives Research Project.

I am an artist and designer with MFA degrees in Methodology of Design, Interdisciplinary Studies/Experience Design and Sound Art currently studying towards PhD in Media and Communication Studies at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. My practice-based background is built upon an a range of diverse international initiatives and projects including such forms as interactive installations, sous-veillance art, site-specific memorial art, soundwalks, immersive soundscapes and performance (more on www.smolicki.com). Since 2008, I have been regularly recording my presence by the means of consistently performed practices deploying a range of multimodal technologies and artistic techniques (www.on-going.net).

My work attempts to open up and rethink the concept of the archive and archiving practices taking into account what I denote as’capture culture’ – a condition instigated by an ever expanding proliferation of capturing and tracking technologies as well as increasingly automated life-logging practices. While acknowledging the implications of this condition (transpiring in debates on e.g. big data, data surveillance) and recognizing a certain polarization of views in relation to data collection practices (‘dataphobia’ versus ‘dataphilia’) I am interested in exploring methods of living with recording and archiving technologies beyond such radicalized stances. Therefore, drawing on both practices and theories of database aesthetics, media archaeology and media art, in my research I investigate how artistic methodologies can contribute to the debate on personal archiving in the light of the aforementioned context. I convey this study along with a practical and reflective engagement in my own, life-long archiving practices.

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Temi Odumosu

Art Historian and Postdoc researcher on the Living Archives Research Project.

For over ten years I have explored the historical representation of African people in the West, in order to understand how visible differences impact social, cultural and political recognition. Much of my academic research has been on early caricatures and popular printed images, made during the era of transatlantic slavery and its abolition. These visual texts are important because they have served as a crucial form of propaganda, inscribing some of our deepest stereotypes and ethnic notions. But images are only one part of a bigger picture, and at the heart of my work is essentially a quest for story: digging for voices, memories and traces that help to reinstate the subjecthood – that necessary “I am” – so often denied to those who are marginalised or forgotten. This is how I have managed to collaborate openly across disciplines, finding voice in artefacts, maps, buildings, code, and even in the molecules of genes.

I contribute to the Performing Memory strand of Living Archives through a suite of research interventions under the title Close Contact. Primarily I am using Augmented Reality (AR) experimentally as a tool for interfering with colonial amnesia. In collaboration with project members we are developing curated interventions with device-based technologies that assist in time travel and expose what is either hidden or silent. I am also interested in the effects of entering archives for researchers who work with challenging material, and thus developing a reflective soundscape project to capture these untold stories.

My Yoruba cultural heritage is one that is entrenched with archiving rituals that begin with the songs of the elders who welcome your birth, narrate your family lineage, and imbibe the secrets of your destiny through a deeply considered name. Even before you can speak you are subtly cognizant of an embodied and dynamic relationship to a larger cultural schema. In this way I consider archiving as a holistic narrative method for linking people to place and memory, using old connections or forging new ones, through a series of practices and gestures supported by a duty of care.

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Elisabet M. Nilsson

Senior Lecturer, Interaction Design.  PhD in Education Sciences.

Elisabet Nilsson, Ph.D. Educational Sciences, holds a position as Senior Lecturer in Interaction Design at the School of Arts and Communication(K3), Malmö University. Her overall research interest concerns the relationships between social change and technological development, and how the introduction of new technologies and mediating tools evoke new patterns of behaviour and thinking. Since 2010 she has been working in the field of interaction design running research projects conducted in real-world settings, applying participatory design, and living lab methodologies. In one way or another, all her projects circulate around matters of sustainability with a focus on tools and methods for prototyping alternative futures and promoting dialogue, collaboration and knowledge transfer. Besides research activities, she also teaches at the Interaction Design Master’s and Bachelor’s Programmes at K3. In Living Archives, she has been part of developing the research themes Co-archivingand Urban Archiving.

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Nikita Mazurov

Postdoc with the Living Archives project.

I recently finished my PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London where I looked at the potentiality of unbridled data dissemination by way of explicating and developing both theoretical (by way of a non-legalist, posthuman hacker methodology) and practical (anti-forensic) techniques of removing any impediments thereto by countering the politics of intellectual properties (malignancies such as copyright/left) and removing forensic watermarks from cultural bodies of work. I’m now a postdoc with the Living Archives project, looking at practices of archival protection.

My perception of archival best practices is predicated upon the notion of unreliability. Given that it may be advantageous for an archive to receive a continuous influx of material, it thus stands to reason that the removal of potential contributors, or their reluctance to contribute in the first place, would then be adversarial to the archive (not to mention that it may be highly unethical to expose archive contributors to risk of apprehension). How, then, are we to foster a sustainable possibility of continued archival contribution? For me, this aim is at least in part achieved through the heightened provision of safety assurance by elevating the level of anonymity available to potential archive contributors.

One way of striving towards anonymity is then via unreliability: by manipulating existent potentially personally identifiable information in contributed archival material (e.g. watermarks, metadata, biometrics, telemetry, etc.) so that its origins may not be readily traced back to the contributor, thus allowing the contributor the opportunity to remain safe from apprehension by any potential adversary.

In other words, one of the key issues of the practice of archiving for me is how can we help protect those who contribute to archives, thus protecting the archive itself?

Susan Kozel

Project Lead

Professor, School of Arts and Communication (K3).  Director of the Living Archives Research Project.

Working at the convergence between philosophy, dance and digital technologies, I cultivate a creative and critical approach to embodiment in a world of ever expanding networked digital media. I contribute to both the Performing Memory and Open Data strands of Living Archives by exploring the use of Augmented Reality on mobile devices to situate archival material in urban locations (“AffeXity”); by developing the affective and performative implications of “Somatic Archiving“; and by challenging the rhetoric of openness with “Performing Encryption“.

I see archiving practices as paradoxical combinations of the subtle and overt: they are deeply embedded yet networked, elusive yet trackable. There is much discussion of what is excluded or forgotten in archiving, as if we should either remedy or celebrate the loss. Taking a somewhat different perspective, my current stance on archiving is to understand the inherent ambiguity and necessity for closure or veiling, alongside strategies for preservation and sharing.

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Anders Høg Hansen

Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.   PhD Cultural Studies.

I have an MA and PhD in cultural studies from the UK where I also worked in Museum Studies for a few years. In Malmö I’m primarily involved in the MA in Communication for Development program. Over years I have been concerned with popular memory, music, oral history and stories of migration and conflict in remembrance genres. Lately there has been a new emphasis on youth and media through Unicef projects in Tanzania and Mozambique.

In Living Archives  I am exploring practices of reclusion working in tandem with generally celebrated modes of openness and transparency. As an important addendum to a general desire for openness, I’d advocate for a plurality of discrete  ‘residences’ or archives – and a variety of citizen arkhons (in control or authority of the archive), which – when the purpose is right – can open itself to and with others.  An archive may be accessible and even hospitable, yet intimacy and interaction may in many cases be important citizen empowering additions to grand, public and often nearly dormant archives?

My activities in Living Archives have included analysis of a Malmö Folk Song archive, as well collaboration in the Women Making History project (these two with Erling Björgvinsson), and thirdly a series of cases on the opening of the journeys of enigmatic lives that have been through migration or/and conflict. This has led to some wiki entries and a book project preliminarily named ‘Reclusive Openness’. Parts of this begun with the Living Archives Openness-series on medium.com

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Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen

Research Assistant, Living Archives Research Project.   Adjunct, School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University.   M.Sc. in Digital Design & Communication.

Digital Designer at Politiken. Research assistent in the Co-archiving Refugee Documentation project under Living Archives. BA in Journalism and M.Sc. in Digital Design & Communication.

I have a background in journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, but have in recent years directed my focus towards the converging fields of design, technology and journalism. I have an MA in Digital Design & Communication with a specialization in Interaction Design from the IT University of Denmark.

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Maria Engberg

Photo: Jacek Smolicki

Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University.  PhD. in English. 

I have a PhD in English from Uppsala University and a strong profile in the Digital Humanities. I am also a collaborating researcher with the Augmented Environments Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology (US). In collaboration with this lab I have been working a lot with the Augmented Reality browser Argon. In Living Archives we explore how location aware technologies such as AR support site-specific narratives. My research focuses on critical media studies and design research: how technologies along with creative and narrative practices integrate with urban, social spaces. Within Living Archives I am interested in how media forms affect aesthetic practices and urban life. Questions that interest me in Living Archives include: how do we actually work with data, how do archival practices intersect with mediated locative platforms for sharing, and how do media design practices change with a more critically aware understanding of those mediated experiences and practices. Another key interest for me is how we engage intellectually, emotionally, and through our senses with urban mobile media.

Erling Björgvinsson

Professor, HDK – Academy of Design and Crafts, Gothenburg University.  Associate Professor, Interaction Design, Malmö University. 

Critical and analytical perspectives plus active involvement in participatory design components of both strands.

The Co-archiving Toolbox as Open Source

The Co-archiving Toolbox is an archiving approach for increasing the diversity in public archives. It is designed to be used by archivists and museum professionals who are interested in assuming a co-archiving facilitation approach by engaging the subjects (the documented) in the shaping of archives. The toolbox includes a set of co-archiving practices aimed… Continue reading

Living Archives final event: 11 – 13 April 2018

TO BE ARCHIVED An event to mark the end of the Living Archives Research Project 11- 13 April 2018 @ Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmöhusvägen 6, Malmö The archive and acts of archiving Respecting the past, anticipating future archival needs Sensitive to what is kept and what escapes Dilemmas posed by digitization… Continue reading

The Co-archiving Toolbox tested in field

The Co-archiving Refugee Documentation project is based upon a collaboration between Living Archives and the Flyktingdokumentation/Refugee Documentation project run by the Regional Museum in Kristianstad, Malmö Museums, Kulturen Museum and the Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University. The one year long collaboration has among other things resulted in a concept… Continue reading

Performing Encryption with Motion Capture and Virtual Reality 2017.10.09 – 2017.10.14

In this short residency artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli from London (http://gibsonmartelli.com/) are invited into the Black Box Studio of the Inter Arts Centre in central Malmö (http://www.iac.lu.se/) to join Susan Kozel (http://livingarchives.mah.se) in exploring the potential for performing encryption bodily data engages in a duet with bodily improvisation… Continue reading

When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials talk at EMPAC

Susan Kozel gave a talk entitled “When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials” Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design on 29 March 2017 at the International Talk Series at EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (USA). Continue reading

[Post]-[Digital]-[Archives]

Let’s say the digital revolution is over. The enthusiasm that ushered in this revolution has since become counter-balanced, if not submerged, by skepticism and disenchantment. And what we are faced with are ubiquitous surveillance, impoverishment of aesthetic experiences and trivialization of social life, the results of an – at once deep and shallow – immersion in the digital and network media. The way we access, record and archive our presence in the world has also been affected. In this post-digital situation, we all engage in some forms of archiving, whether we want to – or not. When interacting with our devices, we archive and are being archived, held captive by a densely woven net of technologies. How can this condition be approached creatively? Continue reading

IxD Master Student Project: Co-archiving Practices for Refugee Documentation

In collaboration with the Refugee Documentation project run by the Regional Museum in Kristianstad, Malmö Museums, Kulturen Museum and the Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Living Archives has developed the project Co-archiving Practices for Refugee Documentation. Interaction design master students School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University were… Continue reading

Co-archiving Refugee Documentation Workshops

The Co-archiving Refugee Documentation project is based upon a collaboration with the Flyktingdokumentation/Refugee Documentation project run by the Regional Museum in Kristianstad, Malmö Museums, Kulturen Museum and the Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University, and aimed at prototyping collaborative (co-)archiving practices for involving underrepresented voices in contributing to our common… Continue reading

Paper presented at the Cumulus 2017 REDO conference

Sofie Marie Ottsen Hansen presented the paper “Becoming a co-archivist. ReDoing archival practices for democratising the access to and participation in archives” at the Cumulus 2017 REDO conference in Koldning, Denmark.  ABSTRACT – This paper presents the second phase of the project Co-archiving Refugee Documentation, aimed at exploring and prototyping co-archiving practices for… Continue reading

On the Creation and Maintenance of a Shadow Archive open workshop

A practical workshop providing an ethnographic overview of shadow archive functioning: the creation, deployment, curation, up-keep, as well as the maintenance of the overall operational security thereof. Special attention will be paid to the expropriation of militarized intelligence gathering strategies, now recontextualized in the service of the shadow archive. Continue reading

Ethics Seminar

This is an open invitation to attend the second annual Ethics Seminar hosted by the Living Archives project, 21 March 13-15:00 in the Open Studio (NI:C0541), School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University.  This year we will expand our discussion of contemporary ethical challenges in research by considering: “Unheard Voices: Research ethics when… Continue reading

“Co-designing newcomers archives: discussing ethical challenges when establishing collaboration with vulnerable user groups” paper presented at Cumulus 2016

Elisabet M. Nilsson and Jody Barton presented the paper: “Co-designing newcomers archives: discussing ethical challenges when establishing collaboration with vulnerable user groups” at the conference Cumulus Hong Kong 2016 Open Design for E-very-thing– exploring new design purposes. ABSTRACT – Living Archives is a research project exploring the roles of archives in a… Continue reading

“Prototyping collaborative (co-)archiving practices” paper presented at VSMM 2016

Last week Elisabet M. Nilsson presented the paper ”Prototyping collaborative (co-)archiving practices – From archival appraisal to co-archival facilitation” at The International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ABSTRACT – This paper presents a series of prototyped collaborative (co-)archiving practices developed within the interdisciplinary research… Continue reading

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop. When? Friday, September 23 2016, 13.15-14.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? An all-too-often overlooked threat to the archive is that of content watermarking–an injection of covert and/or overt unique fingerprints or serial numbers… Continue reading

The Virtual Reality Hype. Medea Vox with Susan Kozel, Maria Engberg and Jay David Bolter

Virtual reality is celebrated as the ultimate medium for storytelling. Some even say that virtual reality can make you feel empathy in ways that no other media could. Should we believe the hype? This is Medea Vox podcast featuring researchers from Living Archives project, Susan Kozel (professor of new media)… Continue reading

On Lifelogging and the Quantified Self: A Medea Vox podcast with Jacek Smolicki

We’ve all heard about the Fitbits, GoPros, sleep apps and other digital trackers that create data points out of our everyday activities. But how did people self-archive before the digital? What does the era of digital storage do to our concepts of identity and self-representation? This Medea Vox podcast on… Continue reading

Troublesome Pictures Seminar 02 June – Video documentation

Event: Troublesome Pictures: Representing the Colonial Past Location: Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen Date: 02 June 2016 Paper title: How Images Speak: National Museum artefact DVI6030, and its affects “Images depicting former colonies have shaped and continue to inform interpretations of the past. Libraries, museums, archives all collect images, but also communicate them… Continue reading

On Museums and Nationalism: A Medea Vox Podcast with Peggy Levitt

Modern migration and globalization issues are forcing museums around the world to think about their role in society. For example, how open are museums really? Can they balance the pressures of nationalism and multiculturalism? What kinds of citizens are they trying to create? This Medea Vox podcast on Museums and… Continue reading

Living Archives @ Curatorial Challenges Conference, 26-27 May 2016

Event: Curatorial Challenges International Conference Location: University of Copenhagen Date: 26-27 May 2016 Paper title: Living Archives: Artistic research approaches to mixed-reality curating Temi Odumosu, Maria Engberg and Susan Kozel will be presenting some of Living Archives approaches to mixed reality curating, at the Curatorial Challenges conference, organised by the… Continue reading

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

‘Performing Encryption and Affect in the context of archiving and surveillance’ at Open! Amsterdam, April 22

Susan Kozel will give a talk entitled ‘Performing Encryption and Affect in the context of archiving and surveillance’ at the event called Open! (in Amsterdam) on 22 April. Open! is a public discussion and research meeting about mapping technologies and embodiment in the emergent techno-sensuous spatial order of Affect Space.… Continue reading

RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL: (a really) Open Call for Workshops

RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL: (a really) Open Call for Workshops What is This? Focusing on an exploration of various modes of non-legalist archival practices–non-legalist archives being those archives which are created without corporate or state interference, but are horizontally-curated, communal collections–RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL will aim to explore questions along the lines of how are independent archives… Continue reading

Security Considerations for Image Archival open workshop

Security Considerations for Image Archival open workshop. When? Tuesday, April 5 2016, 13.15-15.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? What security issues may one want to consider when images are involved in one’s research? This workshop will explore potential steps which can be… 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

Archival Re-enactments Symposium 22-23 March 2016

Archival Re-enactments Symposium 22-23 March 2016 @ Inter Arts Centre, Malmö (http://www.iac.lu.se/) This is an open invitation to attend a PERFORMANCE RESEARCH EVENT addressing archiving and memory, featuring work by Sasha Huber, Joan Laage, Luanda Carneiro Jacoel, and Lise Aagard Knudsen & Karen Eide Bøen. We will continue a dialogue initiated… Continue reading

Vaulting the Archive//Destroying the Archive open workshops

Vaulting the Archive//Destroying the Archive twin open workshops. When? Thursday, March 10 2016, 10.00-12.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? Data handling dilemmas plague, or should plague, research today: how can one strive to keep one’s research data (and therefore oneself and one’s… Continue reading

Facilitating Knowledge Sharing open workshop

Facilitating Knowledge Sharing open workshop. When? Thursday, February 18th 2016, 13.30-15.30 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? Dear colleagues and comrades, have you ever needed, say, a journal article or a book for your research, but couldn’t readily procure access to it? Then you… Continue reading

Open Seminar on Developing a Hacker Methodology: Praxes of Data Liberation as Archival Preservation

Nikita Mazurov, Postdoc at Living Archives: Developing a Hacker Methodology: Praxes of Data Liberation as Archival Preservation Time: 15:15–17:00 Place: Niagara C0826, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö What could a hacker methodology look like? This talk will present the theoretical underpinnings and praxes-laden enactments of one such potentiality. Drawing upon a hybrid enmeshment of posthumanist… 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

“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

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

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

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

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

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