Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)
Office of the Vice-Principal (Research)

Social Ecology of Vulnerable Media

WOMEN IN FOCUS SOCIETY, FROM THE CRISTA DAHL MEDIA ARCHIVE, VIVOThe interdisciplinary Social Ecology of Vulnerable Media (SEVM) research project is dedicated to the study of media collections and collectives through the preservation, migration and remediation of the rich and diverse audio-visual production in Canada by Indigenous peoples, women, LGBTQ2 and local audio-visual artists in the Kingston region. Susan Lord, Dylan Robinson and Rosaleen Hill have received $800,000 to study and create new archival processes and forms of access for the robust audio-visual histories of media makers whose cameras and microphones are used to contribute to community resilience, and as tools of critical reflection of colonial and patriarchal archives. 

 

 

WOMEN IN FOCUS SOCIETY, FROM THE CRISTA DAHL MEDIA ARCHIVE, VIVO

The work in the state-of-the-art Vulnerable Media Lab is grounded in the understanding that audio-visual cultural heritage has been unequally cared for and that the cultural practices of women and Indigenous peoples are in particular need of a dedicated archival focus and framework.  A key objective of the project is to work with “born digital media” alongside a variety of “obsolete” and “marginal” media, all of which share their own kinds of material vulnerabilities. The researchers aim to develop methods and processes to ensure this media art history is preserved and made available according to culturally specific and ethically driven forms of access, thus engaging in new conversations about cultural heritage

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Funded by MRIS/ORF & John R. Evans Leaders Fund