Artefacts of Resistance: Creating Archives of Transnational Protest Movements

For this commission by the King’s x Somerset House Studios R&D project, we developed a performative presentation of a digital media archive documenting contemporary protest movements that build on transnational solidarity networks. Archival materials are drawn from the ongoing project Transnational Infrastructures of Resistance: From Empire to Occupation funded by the Antipode Right to the Discipline grant. The archive architecture and interface is seeking to accommodate rich, searchable metadata, suggesting new relationships within the material, and balancing user anonymity and visibility. The archive is a means of securely documenting resistance movements and a repository of narratives.

Researcher team:
Dr. Srilata Sircar
is Lecturer in India and Global Affairs at the King’s India Institute.
With: Dr. Ufaque Paiker (Ashoka University, India)
Dr Raktim Ray (UCL)

Artist team:
Manu Luksch, artist and filmmaker
With: Mukul Patel, founder of