brief commentary about the historicity of that force, and the alter-archive that the inscriptions on the walls may propose. El derecho de vivir en paz Sigan ustedes sabiendo que, mucho más temprano que tarde, de nuevo se abrirán las grandes alamedas por donde pase el hombre libre , para construir una sociedad mejor. Salvador Allende, September 1973 Keep on knowing that, much sooner than later , the great avenues (sp. grandes alamedas) through which the free man passes will open again , to build a better society. Salvador Allende, September 1973
This innovative book examines the changing relationship between communities, citizens and the notion of the archive.
Archives have traditionally been understood as repositories of knowledge and experience, remote from the ordinary people who fund and populate them, however digital resources have led to a growing plurality of archives and the practices associated with collecting and curating. This book uses a broad range of case studies which place communities at the heart of this exciting development, to illustrate how their experiences are central to our understanding of this new terrain which challenges traditional histories and the control of knowledge and power.
207 15 Locating the Black archive Hannah Ishmael, Ego Ahaiwe Sowinski, Kelly Foster, Etienne Joseph and Nathan E. Richards There is a definite desire and determination to have history, well documented, widely known at least within race circles, and administered as a stimulating and inspiring tradition for the coming generations. Schomburg, 1925: 215 I hoped that my relatively insignificant memories would provide a starting point for developing a collective memory and cultural archive to which other people who knew Olive [Morris] could contribute. I felt
PART I Storytelling, co-curation and community archives
19 2 Disorderly conduct: the community in the archive Simon Popple Clearly archives are not neutral: they embody the power inherent in accumulation, collection, and hoarding. (Sekula, 2003: 446) Introduction The ‘Finding Myself in the Archives’ (2017) project undertaken by the Ward Museum in Canada is illustrative of creative approaches to opening up the ‘Archive’ to new forms of scrutiny and new interpretive voices. It does so in a way that allows for collective reorientations of history, culture and witness through innovative curatorial practice
43 FIVE Queered by the archive: No More Potlucks and the activist potential of archival theory Andrea Zeffiro and Mél Hogan Launched on January 1, 2009, No More Potlucks1 (NMP) is the first and only independent web-based and print-on-demand journal of arts and politics in Canada, housed at the Library Archives Canada. Co-founded by Mél Hogan, M.-C. MacPhee and Dayna McLeod, the project came to fruition from a long- standing friendship, and also from a four-year volunteer experience with the Dykes on Mykes (DoMs) community radio show at CKUT, in Montreal
1 1 Community archives and the creation of living knowledge Simon Popple, Daniel H. Mutibwa and Andrew Prescott How do we move from an archival universe dominated by one cultural paradigm to an archival multiverse; from a world constructed in terms of ‘the one’ and ‘the other’ to a world of multiple ways of knowing and practicing, of multiple narratives co-existing in one space? (AERI and PACG, 2011: 73) an archive needs to be a yarning, a conversation, with all the tacit protocols involved in a conversation between people, the respect in engagement that
167 12 Mainstream institutional collecting of anti-institutional archives: opportunities and challenges Anna Sexton This chapter uses the Wellcome Library’s archive collecting around the treatment and experience of ‘mad people’ as a case study for exploring the opportunities and challenges that arise from mainstream attempts to introduce counter-narratives into the archive.1 The argument laid out in this chapter is based on observations at the Wellcome Library undertaken as part of my PhD (Sexton, 2016), where I was embedded within the Wellcome Library
Introduction The archives, records and material culture of voluntary organisations are vital assets. They can play an essential role in helping researchers to understand the roles of voluntary organisations in society, as well as remaining important sources of institutional identity, corporate memory and accountability for charities themselves. Archival research enables greater awareness of the significance of voluntary action to society in the UK and elsewhere. We can’t fully understand modern societies, and, in the case of this chapter specifically