city [un]archived

How do personal archives operate in the context of public and private space, the individual and the collective? What role do they take up in linking past and present towards a critical discussion of the future?city [un]archived takes the city of Tbilisi as an experimental laboratory, and works within its contested spatiality. The visual and textual contributions aim to be cross-read in order to establish links and challenges for the reflection on cities in today’s predicament.

This publication intends to step out of the respective setting of Tbilisi by tackling different categorizations and conflicted dynamics of being, to open up a broader and intense discussion, in terms of geography and systematization, on alternatives of living in present day cities.

Editors: Katharina Stadler and Data Chigholashvili

Contributions by: Tbilisi InSights collective members – Tamuna Chabashvili | Data Chigholashvili | Gvantsa Nikolaishvili (together with Nana Kalandadze as Tbilisi Moare) | Katharina Stadler | Additional contributions by: Lado Darakhvelidze | Nini Palavandishvil | Giorgi Tabatadze | Sophia Tabatadze

Published by Onomatopee

Project coordination at Onomatopee: Kris Dittel
Graphic design: Bardhi Haliti

photos by Isis Tweepenninckx/Onomatopee

This publication has been made with the support of Arts Collaboratory | DOEN Foundation and the generous support in printing of: Archimera, Gabriel Adams, Kristina Benjocki, Simon Berg, Laure Boer, Tamara & Levan Bokuchava, Eliane Bots, Mareike Brlečić Layer, Irakli Chigolashvili, Sandro Chkhaidze, Theodore Chwilewski, Veronika Eder-Stadler, Elisabeth Erasmus, Eva Fotiadi, Martin Demant Frederiksen, Nino Giorgobiani, Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Salome Janelidze, Andrea Kalinova, Sylvia Keil, Chris Keulemans, Uli Kindermann, Aaron Krach, Anne-Pauline Mabire, Sarah Martin, Lydia Matthews, Mariam Natroshvili, Stafford Oliver, Barbara Ondrisek, Ekaterine Otarashvili, Nini Palavandishvili, Oliver Reisner, Ramazi Shavishvili, Valentina Simeoni, Marike Splint, Christa & Leopold Stadler, Michael Stadler-Vida, AJ Stockwell, Meta štular, Martina Stütz, Tante Nino and Chloé Thomas.

The project collaboration with Onomatopee in Eindhoven was possible thanks to the support of the Mondriaan Fonds and the Municipality of Eindhoven.