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February 19, 2020

‘Broadcasting the archive – The publication’

A limited-edition book documenting the series of workshops, city tours, activities, and conversations as part of the 3 years project Broadcasting the archive (2015-2018), curated by Gemma Medina Estupinan and Alessandra Saviotti in collaboration with museums, activist groups, artists, theorists, designers and students across EU and USA.


The aim of the project was to re-activate and mediate the Arte Útil’s archive within and beyond the museum’s context using tools, archive cards, sound and video documents, interviews, etc which are part of the archive. Every activity, program or project, developed rhizomatically thanks to the contribution of users who added significant content to the project.

Therefore, the publication is conceived not only as a documentation of the process but also as a tool, where readers will find more questions than answers. Every iteration of Broadcasting the archive has a dedicated chapter that functions independently from the others. It gathers the description of the activity, its participants, archive cards used during the workshops, images, essays and interviews.

The whole series is kept together by an introduction which consists of a map where readers can see where the project travelled and add as well their locations, and an envelope to gather the toolkits developed during the programs.

Laser print, Screenprint, Lino print, Hand-bound and Assembled

Edited by Gemma Medina Estupiñán and Alessandra Saviotti

Designed by Christine van Meegen – Studio C.A.R.E.

Printed by Emma O’Hara with Miguel Amado, Cork Printmakers

Produced by Cork Printmakers with the Support of iPortunus

ISBN 978-1-5272-5406-0

December 2019

The book is available both online here and as a limited edition of 50 copies.

If you’d like to get a copy send an email to alessandra.saviotti[at] or gemma.medina[at]