Kick-off archive lab

Dick van Dijk

What are the challenges for our archives in the next five years? On Friday 22 April, 15 people from the archive and information world discussed the future of the archives, guided by professor Albert Meijer. How does the archiving contribute to management, democratic responsability and the cultural heritage in the digital age? Many participants added to that: "We still only think in paper archiving. How can we let that go?"

In a brainstorm session, the technological and social themes were discussed that will elaborated in the upcoming project called 'Archive lab’. Later this year, Waag will organize two bootcamps.

Dick van Dijk about these events: “We will create a creative space, where a multidisciplinary team can quietly think about practical actions and solutions for principal discussions. In this, we will also look at comparable issues and developments in other sectors."

About the author

  • Dick van Dijk is creative director and head of programme at Waag.