Archiving Practice

When 17 Apr 2015
12:00PM - 2:00PM
Where Columbia Graduate School of Architecture
1172 Amsterdam Avenue, Ware Lounge
New York, NY 10027
United States
Enquiry (212) 854-3510


Digital design raises many questions for the archive. How can designers best preserve a record of their iterative work, and how should archivists acquire and shape legacies of contemporary practice? Some firms archive in ad hoc or idiosyncratic fashions, while others forge relationships with institutional partners. This conversation led by GSAPP and the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library brings these questions and strategies to the fore. It is grounded in work by the Society of American Archivists, Yale University Library (which automatically acquires work by Robert A.M. Stern, among others), and the firms The Living and MOS to explore ways to institute archival standards and practices into office culture today.

David Benjamin, Columbia GSAPP
Carole Ann Fabian, Avery Library
Aliza Leventhal, Sasaki Associates
Suzanne Noruschat, Yale University Library
Hilary Sample, Columbia GSAPP

Co-organized by the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library

Photo courtesy of the organiser/s

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