Reading 04: TIME and the sense of REPOSITORY / ARCHIVES
This session will look at notions of collecting and preserving as a sense of recovering or writing notions of time, memory, loss and recuperation; or writing and rewriting cultures and their histories of restoration and reimagination; we read here Walter Benjamin and Kavita Singh, along with Jyotindra Jain.
About Six Readings- On Time:
Events, situations, and occasions are scattered within the Milky Way of TIME; but TIME also exists within the details of dust, ornament, walking feet, resistance, closed doors, a blooming flower or rotting fruit, ruins, stories, waste, and even arrogance. As we jump to new toys such as post-pandemic and ‘new normal’ what we forget is how TIME exists across pre- and post- as well as new and old... TIME bridges across epochs and events as well as creates multiple ecologies of existence. In these times we discuss space, materiality, and aesthetics to build a better understanding of TIME.
A seminar of readings, a continuing-education programme to help students and professionals engage with texts - words and visuals, within the fields of city studies, architecture, arts and culture, and the visual studies.