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Livestreaming a Dialog: Freedom Speak at Archives and Resistance


Secure 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 scenario of inventive freedom in varied nations this 12 months, Secure Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) presents a panel titled “How Archives and Archival Interventions Can Problem Energy.” This occasion presents 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 usually considered on the nationwide and institutional stage, archives can be private, hyperlocal, and ephemeral websites of reminiscence created and skilled by our day-to-day existence. This occasion will interact in conversations of how archival interventions, by selection or necessity, can provide pathways for reflection, the preservation of native histories, and house for subversive resistance to the official file.

About Freedom Talks

The Freedom Talks collection is concentrated on points concerning threats in the direction of inventive freedom, free press, and intangible heritage. It’s carefully related to the annual international Secure Havens convention. Company within the Freedom Talks collection are extremely educated and prolific actors within the international Arts Rights Justice sector–preventing for inventive freedom. The Freedom Talks purpose to share house and broaden the narrative of who can take middle stage by lending the model to totally different organizations throughout the sector. The talks are offered in, or translated into, English. The talks will be watched by our web site and thru our companion HowlRound Theatre Commons, the place earlier occasions are archived.

The Contributors 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 academic applications, together with ArtPlatform, the East-European Faculty of Political Research, Sputnik Pictures, and others. In 2017, she based a VEHA archive—a self-organized initiative that unites contributors to check and protect the cultural heritage, archival images, 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 writer’s course on the European Faculty 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. Main areas of Lia’s analysis embody the problems of collective trauma, postmemory, commemorative practices, and company and visibility of susceptible teams. As an artist, Lia works throughout a variety of media together with images, installations, textile sculptures, and many others. since 2012.

Yvette Ramirez is an archivist, researcher and humanities administrator based mostly in Detroit, Michigan. She is impressed by the ability of community-centered archives to additional discover the complexities of knowledge transmission and reminiscence inside diasporic Andean and Indigenous Latinx communities. As an unbiased archivist, Yvette has collaborated with the Tishman Setting and Design Middle on the New Faculty, Myriad, DanceATL, the Digital Preservation Unit at The College of Michigan Library, and Greenthumb NYC. Presently, Yvette is a PhD pupil on the College of Michigan’s Faculty of Data, the place she additionally obtained her Grasp’s in Data 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 unbiased worldwide nonprofit Secure Havens Freedom Talks (SH|FT) by collaborations throughout the international 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 Creative Freedom, funded by Sida, the Swedish Worldwide Improvement Cooperation Company, and the Freedom Talks are sponsored by the Swedish Institute. The exhibition and platform venture is funded by the Swedish Postcode Basis.



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