Symposium: Archives, Art and Activism, London 3-5 September 2015
Archives, Art and Activism: Exploring Critical Heritage Approaches to Global Societal Challenges, symposium 3-5 September 2015, at University College London, in collaboration with Critical Heritage Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
Organisers, editors, contributors: Andrew Flinn, UCL; Astrid von Rosen, UGOT; Alda Terracciano, Independent artist and activist/affiliated UCL
The past two decades have witnessed to an increasing interest in the creation of critical trans-disciplinary research platforms to explore the role of the archive in relation to global societal challenges and the space it occupies between the academy and artistic practice. The organisers of this conference believe that the mapping, exploration and practical testing of transformative hybridity requires a structure that allows space for a truly reflective practice that moves, thinking foreword beyond a simple display of individual research outcomes. Hence the structure of this symposium, aiming to ground discourse and the discoveries lying along its path through moments of activities as well as reflection, talking about archives, but also actively creating an archive of the symposium. Outcomes will be published through texts, photos, multimedia, evidences of theory and practice shared, creating a book that is an archive in itself, a hybrid publication ranging from scholarly texts to multimedia art works, which will include a DVD, and/or internet links, and on line open access publication.