Looks Like New – Tensions in the Archive: Rediscovering The Non Aligned Movement with Mila Turajlić

How did the Global South once inscribe its battle for liberation into media archives and how does accessing and viewing this material change through time, location and context? What lessons can the mediated image learn in counteracting the digital divide today?

This month we are discussing archival footage documenting the Non-Aligned Movement, through images of African and Asian liberation and revolutionary leaders that defined the era of decolonization with Dr Mila Turajlić, award winning filmmaker and archival artist, working on the intersection of personal and national memories. With host Darija Medic.

MEDLab’s radio show and podcast, Looks Like New, asks old questions about new tech.

Each month, Looks Like New speaks with someone who works with technology in ways that challenge conventional narratives and dominant power structures. The name comes from the phrase “a philosophy so old that it looks like new,” repeated throughout the works of Peter Maurin, the French agrarian poet and co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement.

You can hear Looks Like New the fourth Thursday of every month at 6 p.m., or online as a podcast on iTunes and Stitcher.