A paper I co-wrote with Alex Buchanan has just been published today. It is part of a special issue in Archival Science looking at the idea of the activist archive. Our paper looks at how traditional archives, which haven't been put together with activists in mind, might still be useful for them anyway. We draw on our experiences in the Memories of Mr Seel's Garden project, where we were focused on how learning more about the past might reshape activist visions of the future. We argue for widening understandings of users' experiences of archival records and particularly for the way they have the capacity to shift users' sense of time, space and social change.
It's great to be seeing some of the work from that project now in print.