Real Talk: Archiving Independent Media and Community Collections
Speakers: Molly Fair; Kelly Haydon, Bay Area Video Coalition; Keith Wilson , People’s Archive of Police Violence; Carol Steiner, People’s Archive of Police Violence; Caroline Gil, Independent Archivist; Skyla Hearn , DuSable Museum of African American History
Accepted standards and best practices for audiovisual archiving usually emerge from institutional contexts (e.g. libraries, universities, professional organizations), and are not always applicable or sufficient when working with community-based groups or alternative media-makers. How do archivists working in traditional institutions foster more reciprocal and collaborative relationships with communities to preserve their histories? What are the affective, emotional, or other social dynamics involved with archiving documentation of police violence? What are some lessons learned from participatory approaches to archiving the work of independent artists and the collections of grassroots media distributors?
November 19, 2016