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Archive of Creative Culture

Cincinnati, US

Archive of Creative Culture is a nomination based, participatory project documenting the histories of respected creative thinkers.

As a cultural resource, Archive of Creative Culture results in a collection of books sourced from revered visual, performing and literary artists, musicians, curators, and cultural figures.

Each book in the collection is identified as being THE go-to reference, source of inspiration or represents a pivotal moment in the contributor’s life. Nominations provided by Archive contributors are used in visualizing the creative network.

Since 2014, the Archive of Creative Culture Collection has been growing through a series of nationwide pop-up exhibitions. Traveling in a reimagined 1973 Argosy Airstream, the project invites each pop-up location to identify key contributors to the local arts scene as survey creative culture in towns and cities across the US. The Argosy Airstream is a moving museum—offering the archive, exhibition space, events programming and a gift shop.