Rick Prelinger “COMMON GEOGRAPHIES” Workshop (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)

Rick Prelinger “COMMON GEOGRAPHIES: REPOSITORY AND COMMUNITY” Workshop (CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS)
Feb. 15th, 1-5 pm Northrop Crosby Room (afternoon snacks provided)

The evolution of media forms has accelerated production (especially documentary production) but left many artifacts, practices and people in its wake. At the same time media obsolescence creates opportunities for makers, archivists and community members to rethink the dynamic but often constrained relationship between media and community. An ever-growing mass of what some call “orphaned media,” while languishing at risk, offers raw material for those hoping to foreground historical consciousness. New strategies of exhibition and address permit experimentation targeted at increasing agency and addressing power. And emerging archival experiments are causing archivists and archives to transcend their legacy mission as memorykeepers and become history makers in their own right. This workshop will discuss recent archival work and offer examples of Rick Prelinger’s work built on the principle “assembly, not algorithm” for critique.

Suggested reading before attending the session can be found here.
This workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via email to mimsgg@umn.edu