Decolonising Archives

Edited by L'Internationale Online with Rado Ištok

The e-publication Decolonising Archives aims to show how archives bear testimony to what was, even more so than collections. Archives present documents that allow one to understand what happened and in which order. Today Internet technology, combined with rapid moves made on the geopolitical chessboard, make archives a contested site of affirmation, recognition and denial. As such, it is of great importance to be aware of processes of colonialisation and decolonisation taking place as new technology can both be used to affirm existing hegemonic colonial relationships or break them open.

Chapters
  • 1.
    Introduction
  • 2.
    Radically De-Historicising the Archive. Decolonising Archival Memory from the Supremacy of Historical Discourse
    by Wolfgang Ernst
  • 3.
    Buried (and) Alive
    by Jeffrey Schnapp
  • 4.
    H[gun shot]ow c[gun shot]an I f[gun shot]orget?
    by Lawrence Abu Hamdan
  • 5.
    Another Mapping of Art and Politics. The Archive Policies of Red Conceptualismos del Sur
    by Ana Longoni / Red Conceptualismos del Sur
  • 6.
    Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Archives in Contemporary Colonial Canada
    by Crystal Fraser and Zoe Todd
  • 7.
    In Search For Queer Ancestors
    by Karol Radziszewski
  • 8.
    The Hump of Colonialism, or The Archive as a Site of Resistance
    by Rona Sela
  • 9.
    A Grin Without Marker
    by Filipa César
  • 10.
    Presenting Pasts
    by Andrea Stultiens
  • 11.
    The Archives of the Commons seminar, Madrid 2015
    by Mela Dávila and Carlos Prieto del Campo (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía), Marisa Pérez Colina (Fundación de los Comunes) and Mabel Tapia (Red Conceptualismos del Sur)
  • 12.
    Archives of the Commons: Knowledge Commons, Information and Memory
    by Carlos Prieto del Campo
  • 13.
    Biographies

111 pages
Published in 2016

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