Catching Up in the Archive, de Appel Amsterdam

Catching Up in the Archive, 2022, installation views. Photography: Johannes Schwartz

Mobile Archive Unit

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RFID Reading and
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Archival Consciousness was initiated by artist Mariana Lanari and graphic designer Remco van Bladel to collaborate with libraries and archives in cultural institutions. We work in close collaboration with archivists to implement methods and infrastructure to turn their collections into data. We are interested in the long term preservation and dissemination of physical archives, in connection with the digital archive. The digital component of archives, their databases, are the starting point of our work. We are developing a shared and community driven graph that acts as an interaction layer on top of the existing databases of libraries and archives. In this way, we bring linked-data aggregation to the application layer to facilitate discovery, browsing, and navigation through explorative features of graph algorithms.

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Part of ACKnowledge, Art Routes from the Dutch Research Agenda (NWA), 2020, Creative Industries fund NL, Digital Culture program ‍© 2021, Archival Consciousness is part of the MediaFutures project. This project has received funding from the European Union’s framework Horizon 2020 for research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 951962

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