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Freedom Speak at Archives and Resistance


Protected Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) presents a Freedom Speak at Archives and Resistance livestreaming on the worldwide, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV community on Friday 18 November 2022 at 8:30 a.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 13:30 GMT (London, UTC +0) / 2:30 p.m. CET (Stockholm, UTC +1).

Following a collection of conversations specializing in the state of affairs of creative freedom in numerous international locations this yr, Protected Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) presents a panel titled “How Archives and Archival Interventions Can Problem Energy.” This occasion affords a dialogue, together with visible displays of speaker artists between three creatives.

Moderated by an archivist and an arts curator Yvette Ramirez (United States/Bolivia), this Freedom Speak options artists and archivists Lesia Pcholka (Belarus) and Lia Dostlieva (Ukraine). Whereas sometimes considered on the nationwide and institutional degree, archives will also be private, hyperlocal, and ephemeral websites of reminiscence created and skilled via our day-to-day existence. This occasion will have interaction in conversations of how archival interventions, by alternative or necessity, can provide pathways for reflection, the preservation of native histories, and area for subversive resistance to the official file.

About Freedom Talks

The Freedom Talks collection is concentrated on points concerning threats in the direction of creative freedom, free press, and intangible heritage. It’s intently related to the annual world Protected Havens convention. Friends within the Freedom Talks collection are extremely educated and prolific actors within the world Arts Rights Justice sector–combating for creative freedom. The Freedom Talks goal to share area and broaden the narrative of who can take middle stage by lending the model to completely different organizations throughout the sector. The talks are offered in, or translated into, English. The talks could be watched via our web site and thru our companion HowlRound Theatre Commons, the place earlier occasions are archived.

The Members at Archives and Resistance

Lesia Pcholka is an artist, archivist and activist. Her work explores on a regular basis life and reminiscence and is research-based in addition to para-disciplinary. She earned her diploma in Social Psychology from the Minsk Innovation College and attended worldwide instructional packages, together with ArtPlatform, the East-European College of Political Research, Sputnik Photographs, and others. In 2017, she based a VEHA archive—a self-organized initiative that unites contributors to review and protect the cultural heritage, archival pictures, and visible historical past of Belarus. From 2018 to 2020, Lesia was a member of the Belarusian Affiliation of Photographers. In 2020-2021, Lesia taught an creator’s course on the European School for Liberal Arts in Belarus. Following the 2020 common protests in Belarus, Lesia was prosecuted on political grounds and imprisoned; subsequently, she was pressured to flee from Belarus.

Lia Dostlieva is an artist, cultural anthropologist, and essayist. Major areas of Lia’s analysis embody the problems of collective trauma, postmemory, commemorative practices, and company and visibility of weak teams. As an artist, Lia works throughout a variety of media together with pictures, installations, textile sculptures, and many others. since 2012.

Yvette Ramirez is an archivist, researcher and humanities administrator primarily based in Detroit, Michigan. She is impressed by the facility of community-centered archives to additional discover the complexities of knowledge transmission and reminiscence inside diasporic Andean and Indigenous Latinx communities. As an impartial archivist, Yvette has collaborated with the Tishman Surroundings and Design Middle on the New College, Myriad, DanceATL, the Digital Preservation Unit at The College of Michigan Library, and Greenthumb NYC. At the moment, Yvette is a PhD pupil on the College of Michigan’s College of Info, the place she additionally acquired her Grasp’s in Info Science. She can be a Publications Board member on the Society of American Archivists in addition to co-founding member of the collective Archivistas en Espanglish.

The occasion is organized by the impartial worldwide nonprofit Protected Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) via collaborations throughout the world Arts Rights Justice sector, and Safemuse graciously helps as its mentoring group within the start-up interval. SH|FT is supported by The Swedish Arts Council underneath the Programme for Inventive Freedom, funded by Sida, the Swedish Worldwide Growth Cooperation Company, and the Freedom Talks are sponsored by the Swedish Institute. The exhibition and platform mission is funded by the Swedish Postcode Basis.



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