What and Who Is Archivist’s Alley?

WHAT is Archivist’s Alley?

Archivist’s Alley is a safe conversational space designed for casual and lively discussions about how to preserve our work and identities in the professional landscapes and media that we work and create in. It is an open and dynamic arena to talk about archival ideas, new projects and to celebrate the power of each guest’s voice as a critical part of this community and our world at large.

Every city, every town, every village has an alley. Most are not acknowledged, they are simply viewed as invisible thoroughfares. But alleys provide access; alleys are necessary. Alleys provide living communities with a variety of uses: short-cuts, storage, business exits, secret spots for lovers to meet. Whether they have allowed for covert exchanges or indispensable business work, the primary purpose of an alley is connection. This is the trajectory of Archivist’s Alley.

WHO is Archivist’s Alley?

A collection of voices gathered from the world of the lesser represented or marginalized populations in media or media preservation. These voices are women’s voices, queer voices, trans voices, non-binary voices and voices of color. These are indigenous voices and the voices of the differently abled. Let’s just say that here on Archivist’s Alley, the volume will most certainly go to 11.

Everyone’s officially invited to this party. Get comfy and hangout for a bit. Let’s jam!