About the research team

The City Amplified: Oral Histories and Radical Archiving brings together oral history practitioners, artists, archivists, and scholars to examine, engage, and reassess how radical archiving practices can amplify the rich range of oral history and place-based research projects occurring across the city. The research team is fueled by three critical questions: what does radical archiving look like in practice; how do oral historians and place based researchers engage with issues of reciprocity, transparency, and accessibility when we engage with a community or neighborhood (community: broadly defined); and, in what ways can CUNY act as a space and connector for future collaborations, resources, and other forms of public engagement?

This research team’s faculty coleader is Prithi Kanakamedala, Assistant Professor of History, Bronx Community College, CUNY.

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Organizations participating in the working group include: American Social History Project/ Center for Media and Learning, Bronx Music Heritage Center, Buscada, City Lore, CUNY Graduate Center, Interference Archive, JACK, the Laundromat Project, South Asian American Digital Archive, and Urban Democracy Lab as well as artist and oral historian Walis Johnson, and oral historian and archivist Sady Sullivan.

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