Networks of Care

Networks of care: a talk by Annet Dekker


Thursday 27 May, 3–6 pm (EEST)

Central Park Archives: Access, commons and networks of care

Annet Dekker, Ali Akbar Mehta, Susanna Ånäs, Iida Nissinen, Minna Tarkka and guests

m-cult hosts an event with artists, researchers and activists to discuss notions of access within contexts of urban spaces and online resources. How to think about care, commoning and governance in these hybrid networks of social, ecological and digital? The event includes short thematic tours of the archive’s initial collections.


I Introduction to Central Park Archives – moderated by Minna Tarkka and Iida Nissinen

3:00 Welcome and introduction to the project

3:10 A tour of the Central Park Archives collections

  • The Stream, The Meadow, The Flying Squirrel
  • Pixels in the Park
  • A view on the park’s history

3:40 A Dialogue on the commons, archives and cartography, Ali Akbar Mehta and Susanna Ånäs

4:00 Short break

II Networks of Care – moderated by Annet Dekker

4:15 Networks of Care, introduction by Annet Dekker

4:35 Commentary and discussion

5:30 End

Annet Dekker is Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor and co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. She has previously been Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London and core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Next to being an independent curator, she worked as web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain) and curator/head of exhibitions, education and artists in residence at the Netherlands Media Art institute.

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