Archiving as Knowledge Production. A lecture by Sezin Romi and Refik Anadol


Sezin Romi will examine archiving processes at SALT Research, a specialized library and archive of visual practices, and discuss Archive Dreaming, an interactive project by Refik Anadol.

Focusing on the art archives at the institution, she will explain how resources are compiled and reworked into various projects such as exhibitions and public programs. Based on SALT’s research-centric mission, Romi will discuss the possibilities for visualization of research through examples of the institution’s past projects, as well as demonstrate how sources and documents are digitized and made accessible to the public.



Refik Anadol is a media artist and film director living and working in Los Angeles. A lecturer and visiting researcher in UCLA’s Department of Design Media Arts, he works in the fields of site-specific public art using parametric data sculpture and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation. Anadol’s works explore the space of digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts.



Sezin Romi is the Senior Librarian and Archivist at SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey). She has worked on and managed several archive and research projects including artist archives, exhibition archives, institution and biennial archives at SALT Research. She has also been involved in the research and presentation of the SALT projects It was a Time of Conversation (2012) and From England with Love, İsmail Saray (2014–2015). Having collaborated in the research processes of SALT’s various e-publications, Romi is currently working on the İsmail Saray monograph to be published by SALT in late 2017.


Free admission with advance registration.

The talk is part of the sixth session of the conference.