Archive is a platform for cultural research and debate. It brings together activists and cultural practitioners in an adaptable structure with the aim to foster a unique space for discussion and exchange. Archive is engaged in a wide range of activities including publishing and exhibition making. Archive Appendix is the design department that brings a conceptual approach to the relation between text and image.
Archive Appendix’s work revolves around editing, publishing and curatorial projects. Our research is concerned with language and art, models and grids. Appendix’s projects are seeking for the engaging dialogue between text and image, editing and design.
Appendix’s work aims at finding balance between contents and form, learning from the rules of translation. The translator is required to understand all aspects of the text she or he is about to translate into a different language, just as a designer is required to consider and comprehend the contents before shaping them into a graphic form. Appendix believes that the best results emerge from collaborative or negotiated positions. Its interest lies in the overlap of the role of the editor and the role of the designer.