Locative Media & the Activation of the Archive in Public Space

Telling the stories of places has extended in the use of archival material, including also of those of personal collections, in public spaces. In the extension of the notion of museums without walls we have seen a wealth of projects which use locative media to tell the stories of places in-situ, at the actual places this material relates to. This presentation will discuss through a series of projects, the activation of archives through digital and physical storytelling during festivals, commemorative practices and regeneration processes that reconfigure notions of local memory in public space.