About After the Archive?:


After the Archive? is an independent and itinerant initiative that questions the role and function of archives in public memory. It organizes regular talks and workshops about the future and preservation of archives in Turkey and elsewhere. The primary concern of After the Archive? is to foster knowledge production around archives and build a network of institutions and practitioners who work in this field.

Team: Köken Ergun, Kültigin Kağan Akbulut

Past members: Hasan Özgür Top, Sarp Özer, Inez Piso, Doğa Yirik

We thank Batu Tezyüksel, Asena Hayal, Volkan Aslan, İpek Ulusoy Akgül, Yapı Kredi Kültür Sanat, 5533, Cumhuriyet, SALT, DEPO, Studio-X, put.io ve Asena Günal for their valuable support.

After the Archive?’s 2021 programs are realized in the frame of “Vulnerable Archives: On Silenced Archives and  Dissenting Views”, a project by SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin), in collaboration with R22 Tout-Monde (together with Atelier Medicis [Clichy/Montfermeil], Un Lieu pour respirer [Les Lilas], Rester. Etranger [Saint-Denis]) and Archive (Milan).

The project is funded by and in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung and in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin (House of World Cultures) in the framework of the Archive Project.