Invidual residencies / Andorra


From Monday, 11 September 2023 to Sunday, 1 October 2023

Archivist and professor


James Lowry is a New York based archivist and professor, teaching courses in digital storytelling, memory work, social and community informatics, and literary studies. Much of his work is grounded in archival theory and practice and focuses on the repatriation of cultural memory (displaced archives) and documentation as a technology of empire.


The project called “Archives as Space” references the landmark essay by Luciana Duranti, “Archives as Place”, which rehabilitated ius archivi theory about authenticity and the custody of documentary evidence in relation to digital diplomatics. “Archives as Space” uses virtual reality tools to stage encounters with theories of archival space, beginning with the conceptualization of the panopticon by Jeremy Bentham – a model prison popularized as a metaphor in modern scholarship by Michel Foucault. The blueprint of the panopticon will form the floorplan for the virtual environment in this project. Audio, visual and textual elements will explore abolitionist and other approaches to archives as spaces. The virtual reality experience will be made freely accessible online, for use by anyone with a headset or a smartphone. It has the potential to be a teaching tool and a source for further scholarship on the socio-technical and juridical work archives do.

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