Figures and Sphinx, Gizeh, c.1945. Courtesy the Abushady Archive. Presented in the paper "Joy Garnett: Memory Loss: Excavating the Abushady Family Archive."
Radical Archives Conference at NYU, April 11-12, 2014
Organized around the notion of archiving as a radical practice, by which we mean: archives of radical politics and practices; archives that are radical in form or function; moments or contexts in which archiving in itself becomes a radical act; and considerations of how archives can be active in the present, as well as documents of the past and scripts for the future.
With artists Joy Garnett and Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Michelle Wong on her research at Asia Art Archive and Ian Alden Russell on his work with the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul. Moderated by Steffani Jemison. Saturday 4/12, 4:45-6:00 pm
RadicalArchives.net is an online companion to the April 2014 conference at NYU, organized by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh of Index of the Disappeared and presented by NYU's Asian/Pacific/American Institute as part of their 2013-14 residency. The conference is co-sponsored by NYU's History Department, Moving Image Archive Program, and Archives and Public History Program, along with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, the Asia Art Archive in America, and media partner Creative Time Reports. The conference website is built to grow over time and serve as a resource for teaching, research and networking.