Overline: Workshop
Headline: Tracing Temporalities, Unearthing Archives

Organized by the COST Action "Trace as a Research Agenda for Climate Change, Technology Studies, and Social Justice" (TRACTS), this workshop aims to critically explore the ethics of collections in museums and geological archives through the lens of temporality. The hybrid event seeks to ignite an interdisciplinary exchange between disparate fields of inquiry.

Using a range of case studies of collections and (earth) archives, participants dig into the ethics of acquisition, preservation, interpretation, use, and re-activation of this material today and explore its potential for the future. The event includes keynotes by Andrea Ballestero, Pratik Chakrabarti and Daniela Agostinho.

The workshop is co-organized by The Hermann von Helmholtz Centre for Cultural Techniques (HZK), the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) and the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS).


HZK Berlin and RIFS Potsdam

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