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Archive is a non-profit organization based in Berlin. It is a space for cultural research and debate, for transdisciplinary and intersectional thinking. A place to care for each other, to unlearn, to reformulate, to voice, to research together, to imagine new forms of organizational practices at the crossroad of art and activism.

Archive is composed of four interconnected parts: Archive Books, a publishing house that produces journals on contemporary culture as well as monographs and artists’ books. Archive Kabinett, a space for exhibitions, seminars, lectures, film screenings and dinners. Archive Journal, a newspaper published in relation to Archive’s activities and subjects of interest. Archives Appendix, a design department that brings a conceptual approach to the relationship between text and image.

Our experience is grounded in our role as publishers, within the practice of “making public” and an understanding of the role of publishing as an act of mediation. We are informed by the nature and implications of filtering and amplifying a given content, and the potentiality of these two movements as a transformative action.

Our program focuses on collaborative and process-driven approaches to production, attempting to transcend boundaries and open discussions for new models of knowledge distribution.

As well as our work on contents, we are working towards building and consolidating a network of alliances, both at home and abroad. Our aim is to continue to grow ties with our local communities, cultivate long-term relationships with groups and individuals, while at the same time resonate with international entities that share our views and ideas on the urgency of creating an infrastructure of self-determined spaces.

OUR PLANS

– Release a new series of selected writings voicing authors that are reflecting on subjects crucial for the understanding of today’s struggles.

– Initiate a free school of publishing devised as a space to imagine new models of production and distribution of knowledge.

– Establish a research and writing residency for authors to develop new works in dialogue with Archive editors.

OUR PLEDGES

Risks and challenges

Archive maintains an active risk management plan and is completely committed to this project. Using risk mitigation strategies (back-up plans), we have kept all potentially known risks to a minimum.

If we do not reach our funding goal, you will not be charged for your pledge. In case we do, we will work with our team on getting in touch with you soon after about sending the items out to you and planning those rewards that require further organisation.

We are drawing on many years of experience in graphic design, editing, printing and organizing and hosting hundreds of performances, talks and other events. We are well set up for planning and preparing the rewards with you.

We very much look forward to connecting with you via this campaign and consolidating these plans for the future!

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 12

    The Reader

    Receive one of our books in PDF.
    You can choose from up to 20 different titles!

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    The Listener

    A copy of Swiss artist Romy Rüegger's book "Language is Skin - Scripts for Performance"

    + a download link to her sound work "Standpoint SHE", recorded for "Holding tail with mouth: poems by the baroness" Fyta, Athens.

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    The Archivist

    Archive tote bag designed by Archive Appendix. Custom designed with the title of your favorite book from Archive Library!

    + All the issues of Archive Journal to date
    + 2 books of your choosing

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    The Translator

    Archive Drawstring Backpack designed by Archive Appendix!

    + All the issues of Archive Journal to date
    + 5 books of your choosing

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    The Editor

    The box set of the series VOX edited by artist Warren Neidich containing:

    + The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism
    + Part one
    + Part two
    + Part three
    + The Glossary of Cognitive Activism
    + A diagram designed by the artist

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    The Writer

    Archive XL tote bag designed by Archive Appendix!

    + All the issues of Archive Journal to date
    + 10 books of your choosing

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    The Sci-fi writer

    "Deeply immersed in the contents of a learning stone" unfolds a narrative of the passing from one state of consciousness to another, in regard to feminist Sci-Fi literature, gender constructions and power dynamics in the crossover of different worlds.

    Art print by artist and filmmaker
    Gitte Villesen
    Choosing from 3 different subjects
    Size: 30x20 cm

    + A copy of the book "I stick my hands into the earth, and I think for a while".
    Including 49 posters, a booklet, and an essay by Joerg Franzbecker.

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    The Researcher

    Two important anthologies
    A special bag
    A print

    The Forest and The School /
    Where To Sit at the Dinner Table
    Edited by Pedro Neves Marques

    This book is a thorough anthology on Brazilian Antropofagia. It presents Antropofagia not simply as an aesthetic movement, based on acculturation or an hybridity exemplary of the tropics, but as a full scope South American
    cosmopolitics, defined by predation and the immanence of the enemy, by an humanity unbound from species, and a technology aimed at leisure.

    Tropicália and Beyond:
    Dialogues in Brazilian Film History
    Edited by Stefan Solomon

    Although the short-lived Brazilian cultural movement known as Tropicália is most commonly associated with music and the visual arts, its sense of playfulness and strategies of appropriation have stimulated many of the country’s filmmakers from the 1960s to the present. Fifty years after its emergence, what is the legacy of Tropicália today?

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    The Managing Editor

    Throw a dinner party at Archive Kitchen!
    Pick the date within a year's time. We'll take care of food, music and service. You bring the people.

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    The Printer

    A set of 6 posters part of the project "To Become Two" by artist Alex Martinis Roe.
    + A copy of her book "To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice".

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    The Traveller

    "Deeply immersed in the contents of a learning stone" unfolds a narrative of the passing from one state of consciousness to another, in regard to feminist Sci-Fi literature, gender constructions and power dynamics in the crossover of different worlds.

    Large art print by artist and filmmaker
    Gitte Villesen
    Choosing from 2 different subjects
    Size: 80x53 cm

    + A copy of the book "I stick my hands into the earth, and I think for a while".
    Including 49 posters, a booklet, and an essay by Joerg Franzbecker.

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    The Producer

    Use our space and its facilities to organize a two-days workshop or else. We will provide technical equipment and support for film screenings, sound and catering.

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    The Collector

    Art print by artist and filmmaker Clemens von Wedemeyer!
    The photograph of cast hands was shot in the De Angelis family’s historic Cinears sculpture workshop in Cinecittà, which for four generations dealt with the production of props for films that have earned a place in cinema history: from the colossal Ben-Hur and Cleopatra, to Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma by Pier Paolo Pasolini. The image is part of the exhibition project The Cast, commissioned by MAXXI Rome in 2014 and exhibited in KOW Berlin, Berlinale, Tate Modern London, among other institutions.
    A limited edition of 20 (numbered), signed by the artist.

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    The Distributor

    An edition of "Momentary Monument III" by Italian artist Lara Favaretto (a series of artist stamps, signed and numbered!)
    + A copy of her book "Momentary Monument I (The Swamp)" (2009), an extension of her project of the same title, which was shown as part of the exhibition “Making Worlds / Fare Mondi” in the 53rd Venice Biennial, curated by Daniel Birnbaum.

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    The Designer

    Do you need a designer?
    Use the support and experience of our team of designers to give form to your project.
    * only for the crowdfunding

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    The Novelist

    Artwork by American artist Caitlin Berrigan for her project "Unfinished State", where she explores how conflict has affected the real estate development, property distribution, and landscape of Lebanon. The work includes hundreds of postcards sent to unfinished architectures in Lebanon and inevitably sent back to the sender. Onto them the artists transcribed Samuel Delany’s speculative fiction, "Dhalgren".
    + A copy of the book "Unfinished State"

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