Research Meeting I “Archives and Libraries”

First research meeting of the Creating Commons project brought together artists, researchers and theoreticians for an intense 2 day workshop dealing with shadow libraries, repositories and archives. The aim of this meeting was to identify shared concerns and differing experiences, compare approaches, highlight risks and conflicts with the projects and in their relation to the wider context. We talked about the implications of the projects in terms of sustainability, legality and preservation and transformation of culture and knowledge, and relations and reservation towards the concept of the commons.

19.-22. october 2017, HeK (House of Electronic Arts Basel)

Participants (left to right):
top row: Cornelia Sollfrank & Felix Stalder (CC research project);
middle row: Annette Mächtel (UdK, Berlin), Annet Dekker (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Paul Keller (Kennisland, NL), Jan Gerber (, Rahel Puffert (Universtität Oldenburg), Marcell Mars (Memory of the World);
bottom row: Shusha Niederberger (CC research project), Olga Goriunova (University of London), Sebastian Lütgert(, Anna Calabrese (UdK, Berlin), Dusan Barok (, Tomislav Medak (Memory of the World), Sean Dockray (

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