March 2008–Giorgia and Tom presented the Urban Archives project at the Information School‘s Research Conversation, a colloquium and discussion. The presentation addressed our project’s multiple aspects: a teaching tool, a resource and vehicle for research, a repository of public memory, and an interdisciplinary collaboration and technology.
Some questions that we addressed: How can researchers and scholars across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and information technology fieldsenable better productive and generative forms of collaboration? How can these collaborations involve and engage non-academic as well as academic communities of inquiry? What forms of professional and institutional development are necessary to support and sustain such generative cross-sectoral collaborations?