On September 21st and 22nd, 2018, Shift Design, Inc, with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, hosted Architecting Sustainable Futures: Exploring Funding Models in Community-Based Archives in New Orleans, LA. The symposium was an opportunity to help equip community-based archives with tools to address one of their most pressing needs for sufficiency: sustainable funding.
El 21 y 22 de septiembre de 2018, Shift Design, Inc, con el apoyo de la Fundación Andrew W.Mellon, organizó Architecting Sustainable Futures: Explorando modelos de financiación en archivos comunitarios en Nueva Orleans, LA. El simposio fue una oportunidad para ayudar a equipar los archivos basados en la comunidad con herramientas para abordar una de sus necesidades más apremiantes de suficiencia: la financiación sostenible.
In 2017, Historypin worked closely with a group of tribal libraries in New Mexico and interviewed a group of cultural heritage professionals in Southern California. This was part of an IMLS Planning Grant: Digital Memory in Rural Tribal Libraries: A Program for Technology Training & Memory Gathering, grant LG-72-16-0113-16. Recognizing the problems with asking such a question as outsiders, and the potential of propagating colonial patterns of extraction and trauma, we asked Jennifer Himmelreich (Diné), someone with first hand knowledge and experience in this field, to lead the research. In working with our tribal partners, she very quickly turned the question around to have the research better suit their needs, asking instead, “how can community values inform digital strategy in tribal libraries, archives and museums?”
The document summarizes some of the core findings of the Summit–themes that have also arisen in many other cultural heritage conferences and meetings over the past year:
Safe Space for Disruptive Dialogue
Funding for Transformative Gatherings
Equitable and Ethical Collaboration
Diversifying Technology Production in Cultural Heritage Spaces
Integrating Community Archives Into Traditional Cultural Heritage Spaces
Social Innovation and Rethinking Goals and Objectives in the Cultural Heritage Sector