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  • DAAP x Varia public workshop
    2022-05-29 11:00:00
    Published at 29 May 2022

    In this workshop—aimed at artists, art archivists, publishers, educators, students and everyone else interested in art publishing practices—participants will learn how to catalogue materials using the Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing (DAAP) and build their own collections.

    The workshop will include a mix of tutorials, practical exercises and discussions, including:

    • How to set up an account on the archive database
    • How to catalogue artists’ books and publications in the database
    • Discussion of the ethical challenges faced in archival practice with (often intentionally) difficult-to-catalogue materials such as artists' publications
    • What are the key features of the DAAP that try to address these challenges and what is the role of our Linked Open Data approach

    The workshop includes 2 x 2 hour sessions and a 1-hour lunch break in between.

    If they want to take part in the hand-on activities, participants will need to bring a laptop (mobile devices cannot be used for database editing unfortunately – but can be used to view the results), and some sample artists’ publications they would like to catalogue (preferably their own). The workshop does not require any prior knowledge of archival databases or content management systems.


    Participation is free and open to all, but we do have space limitations, so we kindly ask everyone to RSVP their interest in participating by sending us a short email to: daap.community@disroot.org and put "VARIA RSVP" in the subject of the email.

    The workshop will be led by Lozana Rossenova, technical lead of the DAAP project, and will be co-facilitated by Joana Chicau and Sofia Boschat-Thorez, members of both Varia and the technical team of the DAAP.

    About DAAP:

    DAAP is a project initiated by London artist-led organisation Banner Repeater with support from Wikimedia UK. DAAP is committed to challenging the politics of traditional archives regarding inclusion and accessibility from a post-colonial, critical gender and LGBTQI perspective. The aim of the DAAP is to privilege anecdotal histories and multiple perspectives alongside factual data through a wiki-style approach where users can choose how to upload and catalogue their own materials, including describing their relationship to these items and any sharing permissions.

    Date: Sunday 29 May 2022
    Time: 11:00h - 16:00h CET
    Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)

    This project is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.