Emma Metcalfe Hurst

Collecting the Collector & Processing the Process: A Two-Part Exhibition of the bpNichol Fonds

Posted by in Archives, Books, Collection, Curatorial, School, Writing

Co-curated by Emma Metcalfe Hurst and Donald Shipton, Collecting the Collector & Processing the Process is a student-curated exhibition that explores avant-garde Canadian poet bp Nichol’s practice as both a collector and creator. On the third floor of SFU’s W.A.C. Bennett Library, materials from Nichol’s various collections are on display. This includes a selection of his robots, a menagerie of “H”‘s, selections from his Dick Tracy comics collection, alongside his other playful projects found in the archives. On display on the seventh floor, at the entrance to SFU’s Rare Books…read more


Blog Post – Interference Archive: Documentation Strategy & Publishing as a DIY Framework for Community Engagement & Outreach

Posted by in Archives, Writing

Interference Archive is not your traditional archives. Situated on a street corner, lined with historic brownstones in the Park Slope residential neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York City, Interference Archive (IA) is a volunteer-run, community archives that has been in operation since 2011. The archives began from the personal collections of two of the original co-founders, Dara Greenwald and Josh MacPhee, who had amassed twenty-five years worth of books, posters, music, print ephemera, moving images, and objects documenting their involvement in various social movements, DIY and punk music scenes, political art and…read more


​Recollective: Artist-Run Centre Archives​ a​nd Initiatives @ ACA Conference 2020

Posted by in Archives, Contemporary art, Event, Presentation

June 2020 – ​Recollective: Artist-Run Centre Archives​ a​nd Initiatives at 2020 ACA Virtual Conference “20/20 Vision: Seeing Archives Differently” Co-presented with Dan Pon, grunt gallery Archives Manager and Allison Collins, Independent Curator and Recollective Partner. We presented on Recollective: Vancouver Independent Archives Week, a multi-vocal group of artists, curators, arts administrators, and archivists that work together across various arts and culture organizations to present research and artistic projects/events that intersect with community and institutional archives. Recollective responds to the need to address archives and bring visibility to them within the…read more


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