San Francisco, CA
Archive of Creative Culture is a nomination-based, participatory project, documenting the histories of respected creative thinkers. As a cultural resource, this project results in a collection of books sourced from revered visual, performing and literary artists, musicians, curators, and cultural figures. Each book in the collection is identified as being THE go-to reference, source of inspiration or represents a pivotal moment in the contributor’s life. Nominations provided by Archive contributors are used in visualizing the creative network.
Since 2014, the Archive of Creative Culture has been growing through a series of nationwide pop-up exhibitions. Traveling in a reimagined 1973 Argosy Airstream, the project is sourcing books from each site to survey creative culture in towns and cities in the US. The books collected at each location remain on-site and available to view.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.