Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) is pleased to announce "Practitioner: Archival Futures in an Age of Transformative Change,
a three-day symposium coinciding with the 2021 NYC Preservation Week. Unfolding through conversations, panel discussions, film screenings, and interactive sessions, the symposium will emphasize the importance of archival ethics and the embedded knowledge of both archivists and the communities they document, in an exploration of how technologies evolve and permeate cultural production and its archival corollary of digital stewardship.
Registration is free and open to all. Advance registration is required for some events.
Friday, April 30 @ 5 PM
The program will open with a conversation with archivist T-Kay Sangwand, Librarian for Digital Collection Development at UCLA, and ART President Amye McCarther. Drawing on her recent article, in which Sangwand positions preservation as an inherently political act, the conversation will explore contributive justice as a decolonial strategy in transnational digital collections work and archivists’ role in envisioning and enacting sustainable and liberatory archival futures.
T-Kay Sangwand is a Certified Archivist, librarian, and DJ. Over the past twelve years she has worked with UCLA and UT Austin to build preservation partnerships for human rights documentation and cultural heritage materials in the US, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. She holds a MLIS and MA in Latin American Studies from UCLA. In 2017, she was named a Fulbright Specialist in Library and Information Science and in 2018-2019, she was a Fulbright Scholar with Mexico’s Ministry of Culture. Since 2001, T-Kay has worked in community radio and currently hosts the program “The Archive of Feelings” on dublab.com