The gathering of collective memory. A pre-literate notion of memory, in a communal way, something commemorative rather than putting a memory in a container. What we thought it was going to be changed completely. We are in that way changing our memory of what it was supposed to be. What are you able to collect? Memories? Objects? People? A collection of texts and people, collecting and composing each other? Somehow it's not even important that we have all the knowledge, what's important is the living, generative sense of the collection.


Simon Browne


see also consulting, inter-depending, making public, meeting in small rooms, in small groups

Networking is not a dirty word. I’m not talking about networking as schmoozing, rubbing elbows with those you wish to impress, handing out business cards like there’s no tomorrow. I mean forming networks of one’s own1, within which the library can take shape and survive. Maintaining these networks ensures that the space for publication is available.

Image: Network topologies, ring, bus and mesh

  1. Constant, Networks of One’s Own, Available here