Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive

What is the value of care in librarianship? How are libraries defining and supporting their communities? In collaboration with the District of Columbia Public Library at the NOMA Fab Lab Pop-Up, we explored the ways libraries are integral to the community and cultural ecosystems, and the current challenges with maintaining accessibility to their local communities.

“Preservation, Care, Librarianship: Keeping Local Memory Alive” featured a discussion among cultural practitioners doing the work of “radical librarianship,” workshops, and a local artist. Watch the discussion and see highlights from the event below.

The event also featured DIRT DMV, Smithsonian Hirshhorn‘s ArtLab and the Handgames Project. See highlights below!

Live beat-making with the Handgames Project.

Performances by the Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+ Teens.

Dirt DMV’s live archiving station—visitors items were documented and archived on site.

Panel discussion with (L to R) Alison Beshai, Desireé Venn Frederic, Maryann James-Daley, Nicole Ivy and artist Dulcina Abreu.

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