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Archives at Risk podcast

What should we do with designers' own archives? What should - or should not - be preserved for posterity? In the Archives at Risk podcast, curator Annemartine van Kesteren from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen sits down with the designers and their heirs.

21 October 2022

Listen to the episodes below or subscribe to the podcast over at Spotify, Apple or other podcasting platforms.

Apart from episode 3, Karen Huang & Jason Page, all episodes are spoken in Dutch.

Episode #1: Hella Jongerius

In this episode, we meet Hella Jongerius, who must see part of her own well-maintained archive go abroad, because there is no Dutch home for it.

Episode #2: Karen Huang & Jason Page (English)

In this English-spoken episode, we meet Karen Huang and Jason Page, who inherited an archive from a deceased colleague. It was all theirs – if they wanted it...

Episode #3: Emile Truijen

In this episode, we meet Emile Truijen's heirs, who are left to look after his archive while it awaits a permanent home.

Episode #4: Borre Akkersdijk

In this episode, we meet Borre Akkersdijk, who treats a digital archive as a shared source in his textile design studio.

Episode #5: Lies Ros

In this episode, we meet Lies Ros, who lives in her own design archive and collection.

Archives at Risk #6

Episode #6: Moniker

In this episode, Annemartine talks to Luna Maurer and Roel Wouters of the design studio Moniker (2012 - 2023) about the challenges of preserving a digital archive.

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Podcast team

Interviews: Annemartine van Kesteren
Directing and editing: Babette Rijkhoff
Music: Cigar Singles van Blue Dot Sessions
Sound engineering: Chiel Verbakel

Archives at Risk is a podcast bt Netwerk Archives Design and Digital Culture (NADD). The conversations are linked to the exhibition Archives at Risk.