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Build your own archive 

on the 

Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing 


Public Workshop 18th September 2-4pm

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The workshop is for artist publishers, artist book sellers, art educators, art historians and publishers, archivists working in publishing — participants will learn how to catalogue their own materials using the Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing (DAAP).


DAAP is an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of artists' books and publication:


In the workshop, you will learn: 

·       How to set up an account

·       How to upload your own artists’ books 

·       Guidance re choices in uploading

·       Discussion of the ethical challenges faced in archival practice


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Online / and at Banner Repeater, London


The Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (DAAP) is an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of Artists’ Books and publications, that acts as a hub to engage with others, built by artists, publishers, and a community of producers in contemporary Artists’ Publishing, developed via an ethically driven design process and open-data methodology. 

A collaborative project, with the support of Wikimedia UK, it is inspired by the site of Banner Repeater’s public Archive of Artists’ Publishing on Hackney Downs train station, with 11,000 people passing a day, in response to the need for a similarly dynamic approach to archiving in an online context.

We have drawn upon the working knowledge of users and archivists alike, to develop a database with sufficient complexity, whilst remaining searchable, that affords multiple histories to develop, confronting issues of authorship and representation, whilst addressing the challenges of cataloguing often deliberately difficult to categorise materials. 

DAAP is committed to challenging the politics of traditional archives that come of issues regarding inclusion and accessibility, from a post-colonial, critical gender and LGBTQI perspective. The project will work to ensure an equitable and ethical design process occurs throughout the archive development.

You can find further writing about, or articles referencing the DAAP (Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing) here:


Digital Art and Trans Archiving

by Frances Whorrall-Campbell


Spaces is a series of long-format essays reflecting on the spaces in which we experience art. How do they shape our emotional and intellectual responses to the work? By what means do these contexts generate new (or reinforce old) relations, dynamics, tensions, and desires? How is art integrated into its environments, or distinguished from it?


The Digital Archive of Artists’ Publishing (DAAP): An email conversation with Ami Clarke and Lozana Rossenova and Gustavo Grandal Montero


Art Libraries Journal, Volume 46, Issue 1

January 2021 , pp. 13-22


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