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Spirals: Metadata Politics on the 23rd of April
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 13:30

For the fifth session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Metadata Politics', we are excited to host Dr Rebecca Kahn whose work explores how museums and archives are using the semantic web to build integrated collections, and the ethical and technological challenges presented by current data models.

'Under Cover of Darkness' team present at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 - 06:30

On 6 April, the 'Under Cover of Darkness' curatorial team presented their project as part of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam's CLUE+ webinar series, Black Lives Past and Present.

A response to 'Black Feminism, Scholarship and the Curatorial'
Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 11:15

The Spirals talk “Imperial Fevers, Invisible Lives” by Dr Edna Bonhomme, shone light on the intersections between colonialism and Black health, the importance of Black feminism, traditional healing and curatorial practices in the area of medicine. This reflection will unpack the cruciality of each of these, with a view on the type of curatorial practices that should be pursued for Black health to thrive in the South African context.

Spirals: Black Feminism, the Scholarly and the Curatorial on the 26th of March
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 07:00

The Centre for Curating the Archive is pleased to announce the fourth session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Black Feminism, the Scholarly and the Curatorial'. Circulating ideas about art, art practise and archival engagement between two lively, dynamic, yet different global north and global south settings, the series draws Berlin based art practitioners, curators and scholars into a conversation with scholars and students based in Cape Town. 

Some thoughts on Spirals: Data, Decoloniality and Digital Affordances
Wed, 17 Mar 2021 - 06:30

On 26 February 2021, the third session of the CCA Spirals virtual seminar series hosted the Berlin based multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist Nora Al-Badri. Her works are research-based as well as para disciplinary and as much post-colonial as post-digital. 

Register now for 'Uncovering: Women’s Invisible Labour in the Cape'
Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 12:30

As part of the extended Under Cover of Darkness project, we present 'Uncovering: Women’s Invisible Labour in the Cape', an online symposium which will take place on Monday, 22 March 2020.

The Spirals Series: Data, Decoloniality and Digital Affordances on the 26th of February
Tue, 16 Feb 2021 - 16:45

​The Centre for Curating the Archive is pleased to announce the third second session of the Spirals virtual seminar series, titled 'Data, Decoloniality and Digital Affordances'. Circulating ideas about art, art practise and archival engagement between two lively, dynamic yet different global north and global south settings, the series draws Berlin based art practitioners, curators and scholars into a conversation with scholars and students based in Cape Town.

New additions to the Under Cover of Darkness project team
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 12:45

The Centre for Curating the Archive's Nina Liebenberg and Jade Nair have joined the Under Cover of Darkness curatorial team. They are working alongside curator, Dr Carine Zaayman, and exhibition producer, Josie Grindrod, to extend the scope of the project.

Honours in Curatorship Exhibitions 2020
Wed, 23 Dec 2020 - 15:45

Due to the pandemic, the class of 2020 have had to formulate a range of innovative curatorial solutions (many digital) to stage their end of year exhibitions. 

Nature(s), Archive and Anthropology: Tahani Nadim and Fritha Langerman discuss making good trouble in Natural History Museums
Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 11:30

The second Spirals virtual seminar was held on Friday 27 November 2020. Titled Nature(s), Archive and Anthropology, the invited speaker for the session was Professor Tahani Nadim from CARMAH (Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage) and the Museum of Natural History, Berlin. Our discussant was Associate Professor Fritha Langerman from the Michaelis School of Fine Art.

Archival Ethics and Possibilities of Representation: Tal Adler and George Mahashe in conversation
Tue, 17 Nov 2020 - 11:15

On the 30th of October, the CCA held the first of its new Spirals virtual seminar series talks between the Centre for Curating the Archive (CCA) and the Centre for Anthropological Research on Heritage and Museums (CARMAH) in Berlin.

Introducing Dr Duane Jethro
Wed, 30 Sep 2020 - 16:15

The Centre for Curating the Archive is delighted to welcome its new Research Fellow, Dr Duane Jethro. A graduate of Utrecht University, Jethro has been repatriated from Berlin, Germany, where he has been a post-doctoral researcher in the project “Making Differences: Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century”, at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage, CARMAH, at the Humboldt University Berlin.

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