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Why and how do we archive?
A public event with bak.ma

14th July

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Why and how do we archive?

A public event with bak.ma

14th July, 19-20h
Limited seats, RSVP here

with Bilge Emir and Özge Çelikaslan from the bak.ma collective, Anna Baum from labournet.tv and ┼×irin Erensoy, researcher and curator.

bak.ma is currently resident at AGIT, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the Gezi Uprising, with a residency project titled "The Struggle Continues...". The project includes the development of bak.ma's online archival content, its digital infrastructure, and the digitisation of the videotapes that bear testimony to a politically sensitive era in Turkey: from the 1990s to the mid-2010s.

This event is the first in a series of public events that will take place throughout the summer and autumn, which will bring together bak.ma users and allies and to reimagine AGIT's archival space as a resource for establishing connections between past and future movements.

Why and how do we archive? will explore bak.ma and discover what political history has been unearthed through their collaborative archiving practice. What has been neglected, disappeared, and become invisible in history? How does bak.ma enable this collective excavation?

During the event, Bilge and Özge will provide a brief introduction to bak.ma and their residency at AGIT, followed by Anna and ┼×irin sharing their responses to the bak.ma archive collection. Then there will be time for discussion and Raki!