Archival Frequencies: Arkivet för Rosa Brus

Words by: Black Archives Sweden Published on: 1 February, 2023

Is there space for noise in our archives? Are there queer wavelengths? What acoustic feedback do we hear in our present times? Can we queer the archive? These are some of the questions discussed by Birt Berglund and Johan Sundell from Arkivet för Rosa Brus with host Samuel Girma. The questions led us deeply into the relationship between noise and queerness. In part 1 of Black Archives Sweden’s podcast series, we discuss sound and noise in our archives and contemporary times. 

The following sound bites are used in the episode:

Sound bite 1 (intro):  Identity Crisis – Arash Arfazadeh

Sound bite 2: Brev från framtiden- Queers Against Fascism

Sound bite 3: Frigörelsedemonstration, Stockholm, 1984

All the sound bites heard in this episode are part of Arkivet för Rosa Brus.

Host: Samuel Girma

Producer: Daniel Säfström

Graphic designer: Lars Høie

Studio: Goto Stockholm

Concept: Black Archives Sweden

You can find more information about Arkivet för Rosa Brus here:

The episode is done by Black Archives Sweden in collaboration with Konstfrämjandet Stockholm and with support from The City of Malmö and Region Skåne.

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