Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (with Wikimedia UK).
We are asking you for a monthly contribution to support the Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (with Wikimedia UK).
For the price of a pint, or a cup of coffee, a month,
you can help support the continued development of the DAAP
working with artists, collectives, and other archives working in artists’ publishing to enable the platform to be utilised as a resource for all.
We have raised over £5,000 so far through donations and the sale of fundraiser prints that can be bought at our online shop
Any contribution, large or small, is hugely appreciated.If you would like to make an ongoing pledge, please make a monthly donation on the website here at Local Giving. Digital Archive of Artists Publishing (DAAP)
The DAAP is an interactive, user-driven, searchable database of Artists’ Books and publications, that acts as a hub to engage with others, built by artists, publishers, and a community of producers in contemporary Artists’ Publishing, developed via an ethically driven design process and open-data methodology.
A collaborative project, with the support of Wikimedia UK, it is inspired by the site of Banner Repeater’s public Archive of Artists’ Publishing on Hackney Downs train station, with 11,000 people passing a day, in response to the need for a similarly dynamic approach to archiving in an online context.
We have drawn upon the working knowledge of users and archivists alike, to develop a database with sufficient complexity, whilst remaining searchable, that affords multiple histories to develop, confronting issues of authorship and representation, whilst addressing the challenges of cataloguing often deliberately difficult to categorise materials.
DAAP is committed to challenging the politics of traditional archives that come of issues regarding inclusion and accessibility, from a post-colonial, critical gender and LGBTQI perspective. The project will work to ensure an equitable and ethical design process occurs throughout the archive development. Why the community needs us
The DAAP is inspired by the site of Banner Repeater’s public Archive of Artists’ Publishing on Hackney Downs train station, with 11,000 people passing a day, in response to the need for a similarly dynamic approach to archiving in an online context.
Banner Repeater is dedicated to developing critical art in the natural interstice the platform and incidental footfall of over 11,000 passengers a day provides. Run by volunteers we aim to introduce exceptional art into a main aspect of everyday life, raising the profile of what we do, and those we support. Our impact on the community
In 2020 Banner Repeater has developed the Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing with Wikimedia UK, to further support and promote our community of artists' publishers, with an emphasis on tackling the ethical challenges central to both archival practice, and online platforms.
In 2017 Banner Repeater developed new partnerships with TFL and Arriva Rail that have helped ensure a more sustainable future for the project.
Banner Repeater is primarily run by volunteers, whilst funding is raised specifically to pay artists and other contributors to the arts programme, with small amounts for vital organisational aspects. Volunteering can be simply helping to keep the doors open - we welcome anyone who feels able to help out on a weekly basis to cover shifts. We are looking to move to a more sustainable collectively run model over the next few years in tandem with the development of the Digital Archive of Artists' Publishing. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved by contributing your time.