Three Archives in Conversation
Archives are imagined to be well-ordered places of safe-keeping; but most discoveries are made in unsuspected and unordered repositories of the past. Lynnette Widder, João Pina, and Mila Turajlić will talk about their experiences with archives as a catalyst for their work – archives neglected by history, maintained by families, sequestered in institutions, left behind in unculled bequests.
The conversation is in celebration of Widder’s architecture book Year Zero to Economic Miracle: Hans Schwippert and Sep Ruf in Postwar West German Building Culture and Turajlić’s documentary film Ciné-guerrillas: The Scenes From the Labudović Reels, and in anticipation of Pina’s forthcoming book on the discovery of family photographs of the Tarrafal concentration camp in Cape Verde.
The Entre Nous series is co-organized by Columbia Global Centers | Paris, the Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and The American Library in Paris.