Artefacts of Resistance: Creating Archives of Transnational Protest Movements
This open-access media archive gathers audio interviews and other materials obtained through fieldwork at protest sites across India; data are translated, transcribed and tagged before being uploaded. It is intended be a secure database for resistance movements, a research tool to articulate new relationships within the data (by accommodating rich, searchable metadata), and serve as a repository of narratives. Through its use of open protocols, the archive offers protestors a secure alternative to proprietary social media platforms.
Artefacts of Resistance: Creating Archives of Transnational Protest Movements is a collaboration between Srilata Sircar of King’s College London’s King’s India Institute and Manu Luksch as part of the King’s College London x Somerset House Studios Programme
in collaboration with Ufaque Paiker, Ashoka University; Mukul Patel, emergence.is; Raktim Ray, UCL.
Archival materials are drawn from the project Transnational Infrastructures of Resistance: From Empire to Occupation funded by the Antipode Right to the Discipline grant. The team has secured support from the AHRC Imagining Futures fund to further develop the project.