Melissa Teng

Participatory design I Memory & Imagination I Data I Surveillance I Agency

I'm working on an interactive documentary about using governmental archival footage from Argentina's last dictatorship in 1970-80s, with two Argentine filmmakers. We see this project first and foremost as creating a tool for activists across generations who seek justice and institutional reform for the atrocities committed one generation ago. We are taking a participatory action research method. The project is tentatively called the Little Archive.

I joined Citizen TALES in order to engage scholars, artists, and storytellers across disciplines to think more critically and deeply about how to approach and implement such a sensitive and local project, especially as I am based in Boston.