The human dimension of archives

We are used to seeing archives as bland institutions for the preservation of worthy things. But “preserving” can also mean “hiding”, and artist/activist Mariam Ghani’s work with the Afghan national film archives shows why bringing archived material into the light can often be a radical act.

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East meets West

SCOPE gets schooled by Palestinian-Kuwaiti designer Danah Abdal on the importance of resurrecting traditional Arabian design methods. Her workshop series Nagsha is helping western designers to incorporate those methods in new but authentic ways.

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