Decolo­nising Archives

111 pages, 2016
The e-publication Decolonising Archives aims to show how archives bear testimony to what was, even more so than collections. Archives present documents that allow one to understand what happened and in which order. Today Internet technology, combined with rapid moves made on the geopolitical chessboard, make archives a contested site of affirmation, recognition and denial. As such, it is of great importance to be aware of processes of colonialisation and decolonisation taking place as new technology can both be used to affirm existing hegemonic colonial relationships or break them open.

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  • Introduction
  • Radically De-Historicising the Archive. Decolonising Archival Memory from the Supremacy of Historical Discourse
  • Buried (and) Alive
  • H[gun shot]ow c[gun shot]an I f[gun shot]orget?
  • Another Mapping of Art and Politics. The Archive Policies of Red Conceptualismos del Sur
  • Decolonial Sensibilities: Indigenous Research and Engaging with Archives in Contemporary Colonial Canada
  • In Search For Queer Ancestors
  • The Hump of Colonialism, or The Archive as a Site of Resistance
  • A Grin without Marker
  • Presenting Pasts
  • The Archives of the Commons Seminar, Madrid 2015
  • Archives of the Commons: Knowledge Commons, Information, and Memory
  • Biographies