city [un]archived publication
Help us print our publication, exploring personal archives of those living in Tbilisi & the spaces in between the private and the public!
city [un]archived publication
Tbilisi InSights collective is currently working on a publication together with Onomatopee (Eindhoven, Netherlands) as a result of 18 months of collaboration on questions of personal, unintentional archives of those living within Tbilisi’s architecture and structures set in an inadequate dichotomy of private and public spaces but not only.
Together with eight contributions, our publication continues a discussion which had its starting point in Tbilisi, Georgia, but which from the beginning did not focus on this one respective locality only.
The publication city [un]archived will be printed in 750 copies in October 2015 and launched on October 29, 2015 at Onomatopee's project space in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
An additional publication launch is planned for Tbilisi in December 2015, if our crowdfunding campaign exceeds its goal.
Tbilisi InSights collective consists of four Tbilisi based members: Public Space with a Roof artist Tamuna Chabashvili, anthropologist Data Chigholashvili, architect and Tbilisi Moare researcher Gvantsa Nikolaishvili & artist and Concept and Theory-Tbilisi founder Katharina Stadler.
Tbilisi InSights presented the Informal Archive at Gallery Nectar in Tbilisi in autumn 2014 and in Yerevan in spring 2015.
The city [un]archived contributors are Tamuna Chabashvili | Data Chigholashvili | Lado Darakhvelidze | Nini Palavandishvili | Katharina Stadler | Giorgi Tabatadze | Sophia Tabatadze | Tbilisi Moare
Design: Bardhi Haliti
Read more about the Tbilisi InSights project:
[all reward images used here are screenshots from E. Shengelaia's film 'Blue Mountains or an Extraordinary Story'.]
Allocation of funds
We first presented our project at Gallery Nectar in Tbilisi in October 2014, made possible through our own finances and support from family, friends and colleagues.
Last November we received positive funding news from Arts Collaboratory/DOEN Foundation. This € 15.000 grant was essential for the continuation of our project in Tbilisi, the collaboration in Yerevan and the publication and discursive exhibition planned for this October/November with Onomatopee in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as well as for the additional publication connected events in Rotterdam and Amsterdam:
- € 3.500 for the archive production and public/private space interventions.
- € 5.000 for the collaboration in Yerevan, Armenia in March/April 2015.
- € 6.500 for our publication city [un]archived and the discursive exhibition with Onomatopee in Eindhoven in October/November 2015.
The third, publication related part (€ 6.500) is meant to cover the following:
- honoraria for contributors, proofreaders, designer (€ 2.600)
- travel and accommodation for eight contributors (€ 3.300)
- printing costs (€ 3.200)
Despite Arts Collaboratory/DOEN Foundation's generous funding and an additional € 700 Step Beyond Travel Grant, the printing costs for our publication have not fully been secured. Therefore we need your help!
This is not just another call for crowdfunding, but an attempt of a collaborative process to share various materials and insights of the Tbilisi InSights project with you, both through being able to print our publication and through our rewards!