The Visual Archive

Critical Thinking and Making — Spring  2021

WEEK 11 | Pitch Your Archive

1. Enact a Peer’s Program
You will find the instructions developed by your peers in folder “week 11”. Select one program and enact it. Bring your visual response to class.

2. Pitch Your Archive
Prepare a concise deck with these slides that you can present in 3 minutes: Bring to class next week.

  1. Your Name, Archive Title
  2. Statement:
    I am archiving _______ because I want to _______ in order to ________
  3. Methods:
    What do you collect? (pictures of …, pieces of …, scans of …) How do you collect? (every morning I take a picture of …, I use social media to …)
  4. Visuals:
    3 sample records (images, …) of your archive with captions
  5. Metadata:
    List 10 data items you could collect for each record ranging from basic (date, size, name) to creative/speculative (news headlines, poem, emotions)
  6. Precedents:
    1-2 projects that inspire you
  7. Audience:
    Who will learn from your archive? What will they learn.
  8. Prototype:
    The most up-to-date prototype of your archive. How you will circulate your archive: what medium, early design application.
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Volume-No-3 by kristine Kawakubo (make sure to look at the other projects too)
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Noelia Felip
@behance
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Studio Feixen
B-Sides Festival 2011
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Archiving a moment:
Julie Héneault: The Wereld, 2013 “Zwarte Strepen” Interview @GRAFIK

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