A re-materialisation of the visual in terms of viscosity is provided by this experimentation. The argument is grounded in practical design processes from on-going research in the integration of archival material into AR/MR environments (Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality). This is an approach to emergent materiality not because new materials… Continue reading
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‘Archiving the Ephemeral’ is a workshop on augmented reality and digital heritage at Moholy Nagy Institute of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary. In November 2013, Smolicki was the guest of MOME TechLab running the 4-day workshop titled “Archiving the Ephemeral”. In the workshop facilitated by prof. Zsófia Ruttkay, the head… Continue reading
The proliferation of recording and tracking devices gave rise to practices commonly referred to as self-tracking, life-logging or sousveillance. We live in the age when a myriad of increasingly miniaturised and automated gadgets, databasing mechanisms and algorithms gradually take control over how our everyday lives are being recorded, stored and… Continue reading
On the 18th of July, the annual World Listening Day, Smolicki facilitated a performative soundwalk in Stockholm. The soundwalk responded to this year’s theme which was “listening to the ground”. As the World Listening Project’s website explains, the inspiration for the theme came from the work of Pauline Oliveros (1932-2016),… Continue reading
The Bronze Key: Performing Data Encryption by Susan Kozel, Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 549-554. https://doi.org/10.1145/3173225.3173306 The Bronze Key: Performing and Materializing a Cipher System by Susan Kozel, Ruth Gibson & Bruno… Continue reading
Using Mixed Reality, an archive is created of the studio processes of choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir in creating her 2017 performance Conspiracy Ceremony: HYPERSONIC STATES (http://msgudjonsdottir.com) This intense and powerful choreography was made from many hours in the studio working with reflective somatic (bodily) practices. The deep and meditative quality of… Continue reading
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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Assistant Professor, Computer Science. PhD.
PhD in Media and Communications and within the Living Archives Research Project.
Jacek Smolicki (b.1982, Krakow) is a Stockholm-based cross-media artist, designer, researcher and walker working at the intersection of aesthetics, technology, archiving and everyday life. Besides engaging with existing archives and heritage, he is interested in forging and testing new techniques for experiencing, recording and para-archiving space, time and everyday life, especially through the medium of sound. His work is manifested through soundscape compositions, sound installations, soundwalks, site-specific archives, disparate cartographies and post-digital performative situations. In parallel to these activities, for the last several years Smolicki has been committed to a set of documentary practices in which a systematic experimentation with various recording techniques and technologies leads to the construction of a multifaceted record of contemporary everyday life and environment (On-Going Project). One such practice is the archiving of one-minute field recordings executed every day since July 2010. He has exhibited, presented his works, soundwalked and gave workshops internationally (e.g. Madrid, Moscow, Helsinki, Stockholm, San Francisco, Kraków, Vienna, Sarajevo, Budapest,). He holds his MFA degrees in Methodology of Design, Interdisciplinary Studies/Experience Design and Sound Art, and a PhD from the School of Arts and Communication / Malmö University where he was a member of the Living Archives, a research project founded by the Swedish Research Council. His largely practice-based thesis explored how technological transformations have been affecting aesthetic, material, performative and ethical aspects of personal archiving and memory practices, historically and presently, in the times of ‘capture culture’, which is how he defines the state in which the digital has become the no longer questioned norm.
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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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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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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?
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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Professor, History and the Director of Research at the Institute for studies in Malmö’s History, Malmö University.
Historical and archival perspectives for both strands.
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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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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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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 Göteborgs universitet
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 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
For Malmö University research project Living Archives, the end is just the start. The final event was not just a celebration, but a way to continue the dialogue around digitisation, power and the future of archiving. Read more Continue reading
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 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
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
Susan Kozel gave a Keynote on Living Archives research to the Research-in-Real-Time conference on 5 May 2017 at the National University of Ireland. Continue reading
Susan Kozel presented a Keynote on re-enactment and affect as materiality for the “everything and everybody as material: beyond fashion design methods” conference coordinated by the Swedish School of Textiles and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology on 7-9 June 2017 at the University of Borås. Continue reading
Susan Kozel discussed the Performance of Memory at Sweden’s Cullbergbaletten seminar on Dance, memories, legacy and archives “Where does the dance go when it is danced? About dance legacy, heritage and dancers’ archives” on 27 April 2017, at Dansenshus Stockholm. Continue reading
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
Susan Kozel gave a talk entitled “The Archival Body” at the New Human Symposium on 30 August 2016 at Malmö University. Continue reading
This pyrotechnic extravaganza will explore the potentiality of secure, wholesale, exothermic data liberation. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
One of the largest archives of artists books in Sweden is located at Linköping City Library. In a collaboration with the library, the research group LMI (Literature, Media History and Information Cultures) affiliated with the Linköping University organizes a one day symposium on artist books. Jacek Smolicki from the Living… Continue reading
In this talk, Susan Kozel will trace an artistic research path through a large interdisciplinary research project called Living Archives with particular emphasis on the performance of affect using mobile technologies in conjunction with movement improvisation This seminar is part of a series aimed for the research community at Stockholm… Continue reading
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. 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
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 @ 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 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. 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
The 4th Women 100 movement newsletter is out. Since 2013, the movement Women 100 (Hundred Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö) has tried to make visible and recognize immigrant women’s life and work in Malmö. The fourth newsletter has come out (No. 2, 2015). A collection that… Continue reading
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
All are welcome to attend a seminar on ETHICS. The intention is to open a range of ethical questions from active projects, and possibly to start a series of discussions. Time: 27 January, 13:15-15:00 Place: Niagara A0502, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö This seminar will be grounded in an Interaction Design Master first… Continue reading
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” 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
The Data Thieves are landing! On October 20 at 16:00, Gaylene Gould and Gary Stewart will give a Medea Talk about the ideas and technologies behind the installation “Mission: Misplaced Memory”. The installation can be interacted with during lunch time on the same day, on the ground floor of Niagara,… Continue reading
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
Nikita Mazurov is since August post-doc with the Living Archives project. His interest lies in looking at practices of archival protection. For a brief introduction to his work and approach, see the video embedded below (or here on YouTube). Scroll down for a longer introduction. Video production: Jacek Smolicki Text: Nikita Mazurov… Continue reading
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
On February 25–26, Living Archives research project hosted a symposium on Somatic Archiving. The event consisted of a series of performances and talks related to subjects such as body, somatics and archiving. Invited guests, artists, scholars and performers shared their thoughts on how the body can be understood as an… Continue reading
Elisabet M. Nilsson and Veronica Wiman’s paper “Gardening communities as urban archives and social resource in urban planning”, presented at the Nordes conference, is now available online. Continue reading
Living Archives post-doc Temi Odumosu recently contributed an article to the Danish Agency for Culture publication Museums – Citizens and Sustainable Solutions. Here’s an excerpt. EXCERPT – When I moved to Copenhagen from London for a postdoc in the summer of 2012, the first thing I did after absorbing the initial… Continue reading
In the end of May, Susan Kozel presented the paper “Somatic Archiving” at Transvaluation: Making the World Matter – International symposium searching for alternative making of values through and in research, Gothenburg, Sweden. Continue reading
4 June 2015 @Inter Arts Center, Malmö, 12:00 – 16:00. The Living Archives project celebrates Nordic Open Data Week by inviting you to generate a digital encryption key using your own gestures and movements. Continue reading
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
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