Issue 08: Archive
Issue 08: Archive
Proprietary technologies and planned obsolescence collide to make data harder to extract once a file format is no longer supported, leading to a growing concern about the impact of this current “digital dark age.”
For visual artists, curators, performers, composers, and publishers, the purposeful creation of new archives, as well as the respectful transformation of past collections, is a common threat that unifies us on a quest to tell new stories and to diversity existing archives.
Libraries as places of possibility regardless of social class enabled Daniel to experience a larger world outside the one she lived in and imagine a variety of prospects that life might hold for her. That capacity drives her vision for the Pratt.
What new connections might emerge by inviting thinkers and makers with diverse educational backgrounds and practices into the archives?
Webster’s grandfather, I. Henry Phillips, was a photographer at the Afro-American newspaper. His father, Irving, also worked for the Afro, and traveled around the South with Martin Luther King Jr., documenting his speeches for the paper.
Artist Richard “Rick” Cleaver is showing me the childhood snapshots of his husband, curatorial powerhouse George Ciscle, that he keeps pinned to the door of his home studio. “Why on ...
Artifacts from the Faidley’s Seafood’s 133-year history at Lexington Market cover the walls and counters that make up the fresh fish ice boards, the cooked food corner, and the raw bar at the center of the room.
Despite a generation between them, Phylicia and Edward Ghee share kindred qualities as artists and caretakers whose joy and resilience guide their paths.
My go-to ice breaker at any social gathering is to ask people what they are wearing. I don't think it's frivolous to inquire about sartorial choices because clothing is our ...
You are an archive. Your cellular memory and the genetic structures that determined the color of your eyes are archives too, lasting proof about your ancestry. We don’t consider our ...