Permanent Migration

The workshop assembles transdisciplinary approaches to archival issues from artistic research, art history, media studies and digital culture. In a week-long course the focus is set on the modes of digitization of collections and the discourses of decolonization. The aim is to illuminate how post-digital and decolonizing practices can support digitization efforts that meet contemporary and future complexities.


Post-digital Folklore and Permanent Migration / Bernhard Garnicnig
Permanent Migration is a conceptual term invented to discuss the confluence of efforts to decolonize and simultaneously digitize art collections. It is a proposition to critically discuss how we imagine the ongoing transformations of cultural memory institutions, which will be characterized by the negotiation and logistics for the restitution of physical objects, and at the same time the integration of narratives on dispossession and digitization.