"Archives-in-the-Making, Vulnerable Communities and Migration: Outreach and Innovative Scholarship in Audiovisual-Based Research Projects and Associations" is a roundtable discussion between several archival organizations from around the world that leading members of the A/CA team (Janine Marchessault, Michael Zryd, and Antoine Damiens) participated in. The article is published in a recent special issue of the film studies journal L'Atalante that is focused on the topics of film archives and migration.
Archives-in-the-Making, Vulnerable Communities and Migration: Outreach and Innovative Scholarship in Audiovisual-Based Research Projects and Associations
Matteo Al Kalak, Silvia Almenara Niebla, Antoine Damiens, Miguel Fernández Labayen, Gianluca Gatta, Irene Gutiérrez, Janine Marchessault, Shane O’Sullivan, Elena Oroz, Kevin Smets, Lennart Soberon, Alessandro Triulzi, Michael Zryd
The section (Dis)agreements brings together four projects and an association engaged with the preservation, generation and remediation of archives, especially audiovisual archives, connected with migratory phenomena and subaltern communities. The dialogue with the researchers of these initiatives—based in Canada, Italy, UK and Belgium—looks at the origins of these projects and explores their goals, theoretical and ethical positions, their relations with grassroots communities, their outreach activities and the preservation difficulties of the materials included in their archives in the digital era. In general, these projects take a critical approach to traditional archives, and function, by building alliances with institutions and organizations, like facilitators.
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Al Kalak, M., Almenara Niebla, S., Damiens, A., Fernández Labayen, M., Gatta, G., Gutiérrez, I., Marchessault, J., O’Sullivan, S., Oroz, E., Smets, K., Soberon, L., Triulzi, A., & Zryd, M. (2022). Archives-in-the-Making, Vulnerable Communities and Migration: Outreach and Innovative Scholarship in Audiovisual-Based Research Projects and Associations. L'Atalante. Revista De Estudios CinematográFicos, 0(34), 177-208.