This class drew inspiration from the work of Katie Patterson, Kenneth Goldsmith, Cory Archangel, Lacan, Tyler Coburn and many more in an effort to encourage students to think broadly about the concept of an archive and its social, technological and political implications.
Students were given this prompt:
The 21st century is witness to the proliferation of both climate change and digital technology. What will future archives of climate change look like? How will information be organised and experienced? And what will we deem important enough to collect?
Students were tasked with creating web-based archives of climate change using digital media. Students were encouraged to interpret the term “climate change” however they saw fit. Some focused on popular notions of climate change; others focused on changing social media climates; and some focused on changing architectural climates.
An archive of their archives can be found here: climatearchives.net