Design Archives collaborates on symposium with ARLIS Committee for Art and Design Archives.
22 Jul 2016
Booking is open for a symposium on materiality in art and design archives, organised by the Committee for Art and Design Archives (part of ARLIS/UK and Ireland) in collaboration with the University of Brighton Design Archives.
Within the expanding digital environment that encompasses professional and personal experience, ideas of materiality have received extensive recent attention, across a range of disciplines, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies and material culture. As yet, archival theory and practice have given limited consideration to materiality as an approach to the archive. Conservation practices, while focussing on material qualities of archives, may not attend to more philosophical implications beyond technical research. This symposium seeks to reach across and between these various bodies of knowledge, considering materiality as a framework for analysing, interpreting and engaging with archives of art and design.
Further information and programme and booking details here.