Book Launch 07.05.2023 19:30
With Jonas Tinius and Margareta von Oswald with Bernd Scherer, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hannes Hacke, Yann LeGall, Stefan Aue, Lama El Khatib, and Chiara Figone
Language The event takes place in English
FREE ENTRy Donations welcome
ACCESS Our space is accessible by wheelchair
Jonas Tinius and Margareta von Oswald together with Archive Books and SAVVY Contemporary invite you cordially to the launch of a modular, teachable curriculum about awkward archives – archives that cause disquieting frictions and sit uncomfortably in the contemporary world. These drafts comprise a series of site-based pedagogic modules, which depart from conversations with archivists who let their unease with the archives become a productive, troubling heuristic. Each module is devised for teaching and reflection on anthropology, collections, organisations, and modalities of fieldwork.
For this iteration, the curriculum’s editors Jonas Tinius and Margareta von Oswald are joined by several contributors and interlocutors for the curriculum, in order of appearance in the book and with the archives on which spoke about with them – Bernd Scherer (formerly HKW), Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock (SAVVY Contemporary), Hannes Hacke (Naomi Wilzig Art Collection, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Yann LeGall (The Restitution of Knowledge research project, Technische Universität zu Berlin), Stefan Aue and Lama El Khatib (Nomadic Curriculum Manual Series), and Chiara Figone (Archive Books).
Awkward Archives. Ethnographic Drafts for a Modular Curriculum
With contributions by Margareta von Oswald, Jonas Tinius, Bernd Scherer, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Franka Schneider, Yann LeGall, Tahani Nadim, Hannes Hacke
Edited by Margareta von Oswald and Jonas Tinius
Within The Nomadic Curriculum — A Manual Series (ed. Stefan Aue, Lama El Khatib)