This is a record of all major events in the Living Archives project: Internal seminars, participation in external seminars and conferences, workshops, and experiments etc.
Oct 11. ‘We Carry it Within Us: Fragments of a shared colonial past’ a film screening and discussion with Helle Stenum and Temi Odumosu, for the international workshop Race, Space, and Ethics: (post)colonial migration systems, part of the Spaces, Borders, Bodies-project run by Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark. (TO)
Oct 05. ‘Close Contact: Touching colonial histories and sensitive memories in mixed media’, a higher seminar co-arranged by Art History and Media and Communication Studies at the School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Sweden. (TO)
Sept 13-19. [Post]-[Digital]-[Archives], Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden.
Sept 15. ‘Finding Alberta: Using Locative Media to Reveal Black Lives in Danish Colonial Archives’, a workshop at the Inclusive Museum conference on Diaspora, Integration and Museums. Manchester Museum, UK. (ME, TO)
July 11. ‘Loving in the colonial archive: Some mixed media approaches to issues of silence and forgetting’, a workshop for the seminar Forschen und Recherchieren, organised by Nausikaa El Mecky, Pädagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, Germany. (TO)
July 07. ‘AFROPEAN FIRSTS – Blackness in Cultural Heritage and Visual Arts in Europe’, a panel with Adelaide Bannerman, Jeannette Ehlers, and Sasha Huber Saarikko, moderated by Temi Odumosu, at the conference Afroeuropeans: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe. University of Tampere, Finland. (TO)
June 16. ‘Postcolonial Design Interventions: Mixed Reality Design for Revealing Histories of Slavery and Their Legacies in Copenhagen’, at the NORDES conference Design+Power. AHO Oslo, Norway (ME, SK, TO)
June 01. ‘Alternative Histories: La Vaughn Belle and Tiphanie Yanique in conversation with Temi Odumosu’, a talk in conjunction with the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
May 19. “On the Creation and Maintenance of a Shadow Archive” open workshop. Malmö högskola, Malmö, Sweden.
May 18. Opening of ‘What Lies Unspoken’ sound installation in the exhibition Blind Spots: Images of the Danish West Indies Colony, at the Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
May 05. ‘Unfinished Conversation 3: Yong Sun Gullach and Miriam Firesewra Berhane Haile discussing the Transfer Day cheque’, a dialogue at the SMK Friday event What Lies Unspoken/Mark Lecky, at the National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
April 22. “Augmented And Mixed Reality Design For Contested And Challenging Histories.” MW17: Museums and the Web 2017. Cleveland, OH (ME)
Mar 08. ‘Experiencing Hospitality’ a panel at the conference A Second Home: Mediating Borders and Hospitality. Organised by the Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, at the Film House, Stockholm, Sweden. (TO)
Mar 03. ‘Ethnic Intimacies: A small history of racial artefacts in the home’ a lecture at The School of Design and Crafts (HDK) at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden. (TO)
Feb. 8. “Augmented and Mixed Reality Design for Contested and Challenging Histories.” at the Digital Scholarship Seminar, NUI Galway. (ME)
Jan 20. ‘On Floating Cartographies: Art for the cities within’, at the symposium Samhällsmaskinen (Society Machine). Organised in conjunction with an exhibition at Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö, Sweden. (TO)
Dec 06. ‘We Carry Our Hearts: Artistic notes on memory, migration, and presence’, at the symposium Integrera mera – Hur? (Integrate more – How?). Organised by Best Biennale! and the Art Educational Network in Skåne, Ystads Konstmuseum, Ystad, Sweden. (TO)
Dec 01. ‘Just Being There: Decoloniality as a matter of presence and care’, at the symposium Anatomising the Museum: Contemporary Art and the Decolonisation of Museums. Organised by Swedish Exhibition Agency at Museum of World Culture, Gothenberg, Sweden. (TO)
Nov. 19. Presentation of the paper “Co-designing newcomers archives: discussing ethical challenges when establishing collaboration with vulnerable user groups” at Cumulus Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong.
Nov 17-19. ‘Traces of Congo in the Nordic Colonial Archive’ at the NYU conference Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures, Turbine Hall, Johannesburg, South Africa. (TO)
Nov 11. ‘Scanning the Ethiopian Head’ a mixed-media talk on AR and 3D scanning at the SMK Friday event Dead or Alive!, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. (SK, TO)
Oct 20. Presentation of 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.
Oct 06. Conversation with performance artist Yong Sun Gullach for seminar Social Exclusion, Postcolonial Perspectives and Discrimination, Center for Social Exclusion and Learning (SEAL), Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
Sept 29. ‘The Stereotypes remain the same’ and ‘The pasts live amongst us’, multidisciplinary discussions as part of The Other is Me seminar, Roskilde University in collaboration with Copenhagen City Library, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
Sept 22. ‘Decolonial politics of care in the archive’ a lecture for N15 – Queer Strategies for Art Production (Chapter 2: Rewritings), a curated series by Ellen Suneson and Julia Björnberg, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden. (TO)
Sept 18. ‘Amble’ a series of performances and soundwalks based on an archive of soundscapes constructed in Romainmôtier in Switzerland. Within Les Weekends du Roy at Arc, Art residency. Collaboration with Tim Shaw from Culture Lab in Newcastle. (JS)
Sept 15. Evasion Studio: A Primer on Counter-Archival Web Browsing and Chat Practices (The Error Network; Inter Arts Center, Malmö)
Aug 31-Sep 01. Returning the Ear. A soundwalk presented at 4S/EASST conference within the track Sensing, Walking and Embodiment With and By Technologies: A Track Away From The Desk. Collaboration with Tim Shaw from Culture Lab in Newcastle. Barcelona/Spain (JS)
July 28. Reclusive Openness Remediated. Paper presented at International Association of Media and Communication Research Conference, University of Leicester. Popular Culture Working Group. Theme: Memory and Narration (AHH).
July 01-02. ‘Archival Re-enactments: The Image of the Black inhabited by three contemporary artists’, at the symposium Cross-Cultural Iconography: Celebrations in honour of Jean Michel Massing, Cambridge University, UK. (TO)
June 23-25. ‘Archival Ragpicking’, a paper and soundwalk presented at Oslo Flaneur Festival. (JS)
June 2. ‘How Images Speak: National Museum Artefact DVI6030, and Its Affects’, at the Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film (LFF) summer seminar Troublesome Pictures: Representing the Colonial Past, Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen. (TO)
May 26–27. ‘Living Archives: Artistic research approaches to mixed reality curating’, at Curatorial Challenges International Conference, University of Copenhagen. (TO, ME, SK)
May 2–3. RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL event
April 28. ‘Unfinished Histories III: Temi Odumosu, Jeuno JE Kim and Ewa Einhorn’ a conversation in conjunction with the exhibition John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea at Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen. (TO)
April 22. ‘Performing Encryption and Affect in the context of archiving and surveillance’, at Open! a public discussion and research meeting about mapping technologies and embodiment in the emergent techno-sensuous spatial order of Affect Space. De Balie, Amsterdam. (SK)
April 22. Presentation “Computational Visual Media and MRx” at workshop on Visual Technologies, place and space at University of Bergen, Norway (funded by the Irish Research Council and the European Commission) (ME).
April 21. Presentation on ‘Fragmentarium: personal archiving practices in the post-digital context‘ at Linköping Library.
April 20. ‘Affect, Ambiguity and Encryption‘ at Stockholm University of the Arts
April 16. Presentation on “Shredder Counter-Forensics: Secure Physical Data Destruction“, at the Bsides Tampa 2016 security conference.
April 4. Presentation of “This Material Memory: Revisiting the oil portrait of George Alexander Gratton” for Revisiting Picturing Blackness seminar organised by the British Art Network at Tate Britain and Chelsea College of Art, UAL, London. (TO)
March 22–23. Archival Re-enactments Symposium with performances
March 22. Presentation of collaborative media projects developed by Interaction design master students at K3/Malmö University developed in collaboration with Living Archives and the Malmö City Archives.
Feb 28. Bitter and Sweet Augmented Reality intervention at West India House in Copenhagen (more information to follow)
Jan 26. Open seminar on research ethics
Nov 16–Dec. The Openness publication is launched
Nov 24–26. Presentation of “This is how you see her? Rachel Pringle of Barbados by Thomas Rowlandson’s hand” at the Artist and Empire: New Dynamics conference, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London, UK. (TO)
Nov 2–4. “Re-enactments – Archival Performances” – a 24 hour research performance event at the AHA Festival
Nov 22–23. Presentation of “Visual Politics of Slavery Past and Present” at Nordic Connections 2017, a stakeholder-planning workshop on colonial memorialisation convened by Dr Helle Stenum at Aarhus University (Copenhagen Campus), Denmark. (TO)
Oct 20. Mission: Misplaced Memory – installation and Medea Talk, in collaboration with Medea
Oct 18. Presentation of ”Urban Archiving for Smarter Cities : Archival practices beyond Open data” at Culture and Computing 2015, Kyoto University, Japan.
Oct 16. Showcasing Women 100 and AR technologies in the Medea Showroom at the official opening of Malmö University’s new building, Niagara.
Oct 13–16. Presentation of “Teaching to Transgress Art Histories” for What do we teach when we teach art history? a symposium at Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. (TO)
Oct 3. Presentation at the Ideographies of Knowledge symposium, Mons, Belgium. (NM)
Sep. Em:toolkit workshop
Aug 17. Presentation of “De-totalizing Capture: On Personal Recording and Archiving Practices” at the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Vancouver, Canada. (JS)
Jul 10. The keynote “Performing Encryption: a somatic approach to the practices and urgencies of contemporary archiving” at the Dance & Somatic Practices Conference – Ethics and Repair: Continuing Dialogues within Somatic Informed Practice and Philosophy, Coventry, UK. (SK)
Jun 18. ‘The art of self-tracking’, an exhibition and presentation at Quantified Self conference, San Francisco, Herbst Pavilion (JS)
Jun 15. Presentation of “Lifelogging: “Snap a photo every 30 secs – reveal your parallel life””, at Selfie – Snapshot – Snapchat: The photograph between self-promotion, communication and history, the Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film (LFF) summer seminar at Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. (SK)
Jun 15. Presentation of “Bearing Witness: Living Archives and its strategies for photographic representation” at Selfie – Snapshot – Snapchat: The photograph between self-promotion, communication and history, the Landsforeningen til bevaring af Foto og Film (LFF) summer seminar at Gentofte Hovedbibliotek, Copenhagen, Denmark. (TO)
Jun 8–13. The paper ”Gravity and its Sisters” is presented under the track “Astronauts and Avatars: Exploring Consciousness through the Art and Science of Embodiment” at the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, University of Helsinki, Finland (SK). View abstract, page 2.
Jun 8–10. Presentation of “Gardening communities as urban archives and social resource in urban planning” at the Nordes conference Design Ecologies: Challenging anthropocentrism in the design of sustainable futures, Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. (EN, VW)
Jun 4–5. From Soil to Structure
May 21–22. The paper “Somatic Archiving” is presented at Transvaluation: Making the World Matter – International symposium searching for alternative making of values through and in research, Department of Architecture, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. (SK)
May 5. Soil memories workshop @Framtidsveckan
Apr 29. Call for submissions to the publication Openness: Politics, Practices and Poetics is opened.
Apr 24. Keynote “‘I Love Your Work:’ Seriality, Procedurality, and Narrative” at the conference Thinking Serially: Repetition, Continuation, Adaptation. The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, US. (ME)
Mar 20. The paper “Searching for Victor and Alberta: Using AR to bear witness and give voice to Black lives in cultural heritage archives” (go to page 34/65) is presented at Challenge the Past: Diversify the Future, a conference at Gothenburg University, Sweden. (TO)
Mar 18. K3 seminar on ‘Openness’ – Politics, practices, problems and potentials of openness.
Mar 12. Eat a Memory # 2, Rochester, US.
Mar. ‘Openness’ month. Discussions and plans for a forthcoming publication, relating to the Open Data & Cultural Archiving theme.
Feb 25-26. Somatic Archiving Symposium.
Feb 21. The paper “Cut and Paste: Material Memories of Slavery and the art of the Black Atlantic” is presented at the Romare Bearden’s “Odyssey” in a Global Age symposium at Columbia University, New York, USA. (TO)
Feb 21. “Tyranny of the Subject: Black representation both past and present”, a video provocation created for The Black Subject: Ancient to Modern symposium at Tate Britain, London, UK. (TO)
Feb 4. Workshop at the NCKultur: Förstärkt verklighet och arkivmaterial.
Jan 29. HERA matchmaking event: ‘Uses of the Past’ (AHH)
Dec 19. Students at the course Interaction design and media, Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, present their website projects based on digital archive material on urban gardening. (EN, VW)
Dec 5-6. Participation at the Rethinking Social Memory conference, University of Oslo. (SK)
Dec 3. Urban gardening workshop 3.
Dec 2. ‘Det är vi som kan sanningen om vårt liv’ – romska kvinnor berättar, Teknikens och sjöfartens hus, Malmö museer. (EB, AHH)
Nov 27. Eat a Memory # 1, Malmö.
Nov 26. ‘Somatic Archiving’ – seminar for artistic research students of the Malmö Music Academy. (SK)
Nov 24. ‘Sanning, lögn, makt och trovärdighet utifrån en intervju?’ Methodology workshop: ‘Intervjuteknik för projektet Etthundra År av Immigrantkvinnors Liv och Arbete i Malmö’, Stadsarkivet Malmö. (EB, AHH)
Oct 29. Urban gardening workshop 2.
Oct 27. “Picturing Slavery Past and Present”, a keynote for Black History Month panel Looking at Slavery at York University, York, UK. (TO)
Oct 20. “Inside the Crooked Room: Regimes of Black representation both past and present”, a seminar for Dr. Matthius Danbolt’s Art History Course, Copenhagen University, Denmark. (TO)
Oct 9. Evaluation workshop ‘Woman 100‘, Teknikens och sjöfartens hus, Malmö museer, (EB, AHH)
Oct 1-3. Participation at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seminar at Malmö University.
Oct 1. Urban gardening workshop 1.
Jun 12–15. Women Making History participates at Nordic Forum: New Action on Women’s Rights (EB, AHH)
Jun 12–14. Women Making History participates at Feministisk Festival, Malmö Folkets Park. (EB, AHH)
Jun 9. Internal seminar on Urban Gardening (EN, VW, JS, RT, AHH)
May 31. Opening of the Malmö Museum exhibition Women Making History, for 100 Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö (EB, AHH, RT)
May 26. Meeting with Anton Överhem for possible collaboration with a project at Folklivsarkivet.
Apr 28–May 2. Workshops: Performing Archives – Artistic research, archives and augmented reality (SK, DS, CR, JS)
Apr 15. Launch of website Women Making History for 100 Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö (EB, AHH, RT)
Mar 26. Public seminar: A day about Open Data and Cultural Archiving
Mar 13. Public seminar: Linked Data Sweden. (MGF, RT, DS)
Mar 6. Presentation at Ideas in Mobile Learning 2014 (DS, SK, JG, SK, JS)
Feb 11. Workshop: 100 Years of Immigrant Women’s Life and Work in Malmö (EB, AHH)
Dec 3. Medea Talk: Waltraut Ritter on Open Public Data in the Cultural Sector, co-produced with the Living Archives project.
Dec 2. Workshop: One Hundred Years With Immigrant Women In Malmö (EB, AHH)
Nov 7. Participation at the Aalto University seminar “Infrastructuring the Commons?” (EB)
Nov 6. Announcement for two Post Doctorate positions published.
Oct 29–Nov 11. AffeXity: Passages & Tunnels, Part of the Re-New Digital Arts Festival 2013 (SK, DS, JS)
Oct 14. Internal seminar on Archives in Process.
Sep 20. Meeting with Johanna Berg from Digisam, Riksarkivet (MGF) (notes here).
June 3. Seminar with people from the Ghost Rockets project.
Jun 3–7. Participation at the CIDOC CRM meeting, hosted by Digisam and Riksarkivet (DS, MGF).
May 24. Presentation of the project at 1st Linked Data Meetup. The presentation title is Linked Data: Research projects and education at Malmö University (MGF).
May 20. Seminar with Anna Svensson, Malmö muséer, and Parvin Ardalan.
May 7. Presentation of Quantified Self – Body Data / Data Choreography at the ARUP explores series of a conference sponsored by Foresight and Innovation section of ARUP’s London office (SK).
Apr 25. Seminar at the Riksarkivet event Digisam: Öppna kulturarvsdata i Norden (MGF, DS, AW).
Apr 24-28. Participation at the Sonorities: Beyond Soundscapes conference in Belfast, exploring potential research collaboration with researchers in sonic arts (SK).
Apr 22. Internal seminar on ‘Back to Basics’.
Apr 16. Presentation of the project at the event Länkade data i Sverige (MGF).
Apr 15. Internal seminar on Performance, led by Susan Kozel.
Apr 8. Internal seminar on Augmented Reality research directions, led by Daniel Spikol.
Apr 3. Susan Kozel presents the project at the Malmö University event Akademisk kvart.
Mar 25. Internal seminar on Archives and Archiving, led by Susan Kozel.
Mar 21. Participation in the Malmö stad seminar: konstområdesdialogen för kulturarv (EN).
Mar 18. Internal seminar on Open Data, led by Marie Gustafsson Friberger.
Mar 16. Erling Björgvinsson and Anders Høg Hansen present the paper Archiving Bodies – Bodies, Leisure and (territorial) Politics at the Popmodernism Circle, Nordic Summer University, Turku, Finland.
Mar 1. Public performance of DansAR 02.
Feb 25 – Mar 1. DansAR workshop series (DansAR 02).
Feb 22. Public performance of DansAR 01.
Feb 18–22. DansAR workshop series (DansAR 01).
Jan 18. First project meeting.
Jan. The Living Archives project starts.
Dec 2012. Susan Kozel and Asta Wellejus present the project to participants at the Medea event Connectivity Lab Live.