On 31 March 2021, at 15.00 CET, Queering the Collections and the Het Nieuwe Instituut research project Collecting Otherwise are organizing a webinar to share thoughts, insights and experiences on developing intersectional awareness in heritage collections and collection policies.

Collecting Otherwise is a project that focuses on developing speculative, critical and artistic research based on material in the Het Nieuwe Instituut collection and its collection policies. For its first iteration, Collecting Otherwise will focus its theoretical and practical inquiries on fostering intersectional awareness in the national collection and future acquisitions. By looking at the archives through specifically feminist, queer, and decolonial lenses, Collecting Otherwise aims to highlight the often minority perspectives that are generally obscured by standard architectural and archival practice. Working with these initiatives and their archives as case studies, Collecting Otherwise hopes to shed light on the objects, systems and processes entangled with intersectional, international and intergenerational notions of feminist and queer spatial practice, and to re-inscribe them into the national collection and disciplinary history.

Het Nieuwe Instituut aims to increase the appreciation of the cultural and social significance of architecture, design and digital culture and to strengthen the interaction between these disciplines. Collecting Otherwise is one of the research projects currently being developed by Het Nieuwe Instituut as part of the Rethinking the Collection initiative, and under the umbrella of Disclosing Architecture.

In this meeting, Setareh Noorani, Delany Boutkan and Carolina Pinto will discuss Collecting Otherwise’s inquiries into the HNI collection, in conversation with Eliza Steinbock and Olle Lundin, who will represent similar efforts conducted by the Dutch Queering the Collections initiative and the research project the Critical Visitor.

Free online event
Wednesday 31st of March
15.00-16.00 CET
Language during the event will be in English

For registration to this Zoom webinar, send an email to queering@ihlia.nl
You will be send a link to the zoom meeting on the morning of the event.

Note: During this meeting, we encourage you to keep your camera turned on if you would like to, but ask you to keep your mic muted. You can engage with the speakers during this interactive event using both your microphone as well as the chat. When you join our Zoom room, feel free to let us know where you’re from and whether it’s your first time joining a Queering the Collections Network meeting.

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