An international collection offering glimpses into the intimate relations inherent in finding, remembering (or imagining), and creating an archive.
A diverse group of contributors, from art historians, anthropologists, and political theorists to artists, filmmakers, and architects, considers the interaction of politics and the visual in such topics as the political consequences of a photograph taken by an Israeli soldier in a Palestinian house in Ramallah; AIDS activism; images of social suffering in Iran; the “forensic architecture” of claims to truth; and the “Make Poverty History” campaign. Transcending disciplines, they trace a broader image complex whereby politics is brought to visibility through the mediation of specific cultural forms that mix the legal and the visual, the hermeneutic and the technical, the political and the aesthetic.
Puts the field of Information Studies into critical conversation with studies of gender, sexuality, race and technology, with writings from a broad range of renowned scholars.
Investigates how experiences and histories not shared and lived by the majority are remembered and told in an alternative language.