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Double Feature: 1. Mitchell Esajas: The Black Archives. Towards a more inclusive city through documenting erased black histories; 2. Dimitra Andritsou (Forensic Architecture): Cities of Living Archeologies

1. October 2020  @ 19:00 21:00 CEST

Mitchell Esa­jas is co-founder of New Urban Col­lec­tive, a net­work for stu­dents and young pro­fes­sion­als from diverse back­grounds with a focus on the Suri­namese, Caribbean and African dias­po­ra. Esa­jas stud­ied Busi­ness Stud­ies and Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Vri­je Uni­ver­siteit Ams­ter­dam. In 2016 he co-found­ed the Black Archives in Ams­ter­dam, a cul­tur­al cen­ter based on a unique col­lec­tion of books, doc­u­ments and arte­facts doc­u­ment­ing the his­to­ries of Suri­namese and Black peo­ple in the Dutch con­text. The Black Archives devel­ops exhi­bi­tions and pub­lic pro­grams based on the col­lec­tions and urgent soci­etal issues.

Foren­sic Archi­tec­ture (FA) is a research agency based at Gold­smiths, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don. It under­takes advanced spa­tial and media inves­ti­ga­tions into cas­es of human rights vio­la­tions, with and on behalf of com­mu­ni­ties affect­ed by polit­i­cal vio­lence, human rights orga­ni­za­tions, inter­na­tion­al pros­e­cu­tors, envi­ron­men­tal jus­tice groups, and media orga­ni­za­tions. Dim­i­tra Andrit­sou is an archi­tec­tur­al researcher at Foren­sic Archi­tec­ture since Octo­ber 2019, and her role includes 3d mod­el­ling and dig­i­tal rep­re­sen­ta­tions along­side prepa­ra­tion for nov­el tes­ti­mo­ni­al and evi­den­tiary tech­niques. Dim­i­tra grad­u­at­ed in 2017 from the School of Archi­tec­ture of the Aris­to­tle Uni­ver­si­ty of Thes­sa­loni­ki, and in 2019 she com­plet­ed with dis­tinc­tion the MA in Research Archi­tec­ture at Gold­smiths, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don. Her work at the Cen­tre for Research Archi­tec­ture revolved around spa­tial pol­i­tics of migra­tion and bor­der­ing, focus­ing on the reit­er­a­tive emer­gence of fire at migrant encamp­ments in Greece. Pri­or to the MA, Dim­i­tra worked as free­lance archi­tect in Berlin.

Mitchell Esa­jas (The Black Archives)
Dim­i­tra Andritsou


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