Digital Forays: Archives & Activation // Platforms and Publics
With Kristine Khouri (Arab Image Foundation), Yazan Kopty (Imagining the Holy), Sana Yazigi (Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution) & Discussant Laila Shereen Sakr (UCSB)
Oct 8, 2020 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time)
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More materials (photographic, ephemera, and otherwise) are becoming available via platforms of regional archives and personal projects. Yet, how do they become framed, activated, and enlivened on a website or platform? Many smaller projects abound (Middle East Archive / Middleast Archive / Arab Film Archive / Arabic Book Cover Archive / Pure Nostalgia) that dump new and often unseen material into the larger public domain - but how do we take this further? What logics become guiding principles of how you create a portal to house and serve as doors into larger collections? What issues continue to face digital archival projects in the region? How do these projects create digital infrastructures to connect with various communities and build new publics? How do project change over time, from their launch to years later as they still house much information? This week 3 projects present various levels of institutional backing and practitioners speaking about their projects, but through the digital platforms they are creating.
This is the first of three events in the Digital Forays in Middle Eastern Studies workshop series at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies that are co-sponsored by the Program in Museum Studies.
DIGITAL FORAYS: ARCHIVES & ACTIVATION // ARTISTS & ACCESS
Asunción Molinos Gordo (Artist), Mohammad Shawky Hassan (Artist), Diana Allan (McGill University), & Discussant Helga Tawil-Souri (NYU). In partnership with ArteEast & the Arab American National Museum
Oct 15, 2020 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time)
DIGITAL FORAYS: REWIND, REPEAT, REHASH: HISTORY, MATERIALITY AND 'DIGITAL COLONIALISM'
With Saima Akhtar (Independent Scholar), Morehshin Allahyari (Artist), Roopika Risam (Salem State University) - and Discussant Nanna Bonde Thylstrup (Copenhagen Business School)
Dec 3, 2020 / 12:30-2PM (NYC/EST Time)