The Living Archive featured in The Guardian

A profile of The Living Archive was published in The Guardian on 25 Apr 2020, written by the wonderful Kate Evans: “Tales of love and loss: people from Oceania share their ‘extinction stories.'”

The piece includes material drawn from interviews with Thom van Dooren (coordinator of the project), and two of the archive’s earliest contributors: the Chammoro poet and scholar Craig Santos Perez, and the anthropologist Sophie Chao.

You can read The Guardian article in full here.

You can read an excerpt from Craig’s poem “ginen the micronesian kingfisher [i sihek]”, reproduced on the archive in 2019.

You can read Sophie’s piece on the sago palm, collaboratively written with members of the Marind communities of West Papua and published on the archive in 2019.

Thom van Dooren is a field philosopher and storyteller based at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of Flight Ways: Life and Loss at the Edge of Extinction and The Wake of Crows: Living and Dying in Shared Worlds.