For the fifth session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Metadata Politics', we are excited to host Dr Rebecca Kahn whose work explores how museums and archives are using the semantic web to build integrated collections, and the ethical and technological challenges presented by current data models.
Staff and students from the Centre for Curating the Archive and the APC are assisting library staff and conservators to secure water damaged materials that were salvaged from the African Studies Library.
We just got the wonderful news that while there is a lot of water damage in the basement BC 151 is intact and safe. This astonishing treasure, the love of many of our academic lives, has survived the fire.
Following the devastating loss of the African Studies Library, the Centre for Curating the Archive is organising a special online session for Friday 23 April at 1pm in order to take stock, process and share grief around the loss of this library and its collections.
We have received dozens of messages of concern, shock and support from scholars around the world who are desperately worried about the Bleek and Lloyd collection, as well as about the African Studies library in general.
The Spirals talk “Imperial Fevers, Invisible Lives” by Dr Edna Bonhomme, shone light on the intersections between colonialism and Black health, the importance of Black feminism, traditional healing and curatorial practices in the area of medicine. This reflection will unpack the cruciality of each of these, with a view on the type of curatorial practices that should be pursued for Black health to thrive in the South African context.
The Centre for Curating the Archive is pleased to announce the fourth session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Black Feminism, the Scholarly and the Curatorial'. Circulating ideas about art, art practise and archival engagement between two lively, dynamic, yet different global north and global south settings, the series draws Berlin based art practitioners, curators and scholars into a conversation with scholars and students based in Cape Town.
On 26 February 2021, the third session of the CCA Spirals virtual seminar series hosted the Berlin based multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist Nora Al-Badri. Her works are research-based as well as para disciplinary and as much post-colonial as post-digital.
The Centre for Curating the Archive is pleased to announce the third second session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Data, Decoloniality and Digital Affordances'. Circulating ideas about art, art practise and archival engagement between two lively, dynamic yet different global north and global south settings, the series draws Berlin based art practitioners, curators and scholars into a conversation with scholars and students based in Cape Town.
The Centre for Curating the Archive's Nina Liebenberg and Jade Nair have joined the Under Cover of Darkness curatorial team. They are working alongside curator, Dr Carine Zaayman, and exhibition producer, Josie Grindrod, to extend the scope of the project.