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The Reorientation of the Archive as Multidirectional and Multi-vocal
With Lauren Booker
Archives hold information that can fill in large gaps of missing culture, language and kin for affected communities. To combat some problematic histories of archival practice, there has been greater interest in the reorientation of archives to be multidirectional and multi-vocal in both the passing and creating of information. Lauren Booker will speak on the notions of the ‘participatory archive’ and re-using archival documents, relating this to projects that she has worked on with the Library’s Indigenous Services branch.
Lauren Booker is a data manager at PARADISEC (Sydney Conservatorium of Music) and an independent researcher. Her work at PARADISEC involves the facilitation of projects with endangered language communities to digitise cultural material for cultural/language revitalization and arrange appropriate digital archives. Lauren is 2017 Churchill Fellow and her current personal research focuses on repatriation and the psychology of collecting and archiving.