Still from Cartographers, by Valentina Bonizzi
HD/Sound 22’ (2015) Courtesy the artist and Cultural Documents

Students from Malmö Art Academy’s Critical & Pedagogical Studies with Maj Hasager and Laura Hatfield on research with Cultural Documents in Lagoni © Cultural Documents

Lena Bergendahl: research image no 3 for new works in the series 'San Vincenzo' 2015 © Lena Bergendahl

Cultural Documents is a non-profit-making programme which raises funds to provide free access for people to explore texts, artworks, films and audio recordings. These tell stories of how the craft, custom, labour, language and locations of our lives constantly change over time.

By gathering information about the past, Cultural Documents provides an archive of knowledge and material from which contributors are commissioned to develop new artworks and texts which help us understand transformation in contemporary society.

Collaborating with a wide range of agencies, these new works are presented in exhibitions, events and publications to invite exchanges of ideas about what these facts and fictions mean to each of us, how social transformation occurs and how meaning is attributed.

It takes a long time to do this research and to develop and produce new projects, so please keep coming back here, or follow us on Facebook for announcements of events, and please keep in touch, helping us to add to this archive.

Cultural Documents’ programme generates no commercial income and is fully funded through sponsorship and grants from funders; all funds raised are used to realise the programme, thus it does not generate surplus. Cultural Documents would like to thank its funders and sponsors (listed below) who enable Cultural Documents’ to achieve its aims:


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