Projects tagged: KEYWORD # Archive


1) A place in which public records or historical materials (such as documents) are preserved 2) A repository or collection of information — Merriam-Webster Dictionary


1#: Archives have always been subjected to fragmentation, even those that are regulated by law. A document in an archive can change location, be recontextualised and at times destroyed in preference of another document, thus fracturing a once neatly organized administrative working process. As such, no archive is entirely stable or fixed. However, digital documents have increased the fragmentary nature of archives. Whereas in the paper archive, documents and the archival administrative system are clearly divided, ‘with digital archives, documents and contents are no longer separated from the archival infrastructure: once the archive is based on networked data circulation, its emphatic form dissolves into the coding and protocol layer, into electronic circuits or data flow’ (Blom 2016). — Annet Dekker, Lost and Living (in) Archives: Collectively Shaping New Memories (2017)


Robert Sakrowski,  

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