Patricia Couvet is a curator based between Berlin and Brussels. With a background in Cultural History, she developed a deep interest in structures that shape cultural practices in Europe. Her last project, archiving-gaps.net, explores the role of artistic research and personal memories in heritage studies. She also collaborates with Q rators, a curatorial collective based in Ukraine and France.
Beyond the objects in any given archive is a myriad of people, encounters and exchanges. The desire to locate the human element beneath archives is challenged by new technology. As part of ‘Life Stories and Archives’, we began a virtual ‘common archive’. Our collaborative thread addresses pertinent questions arising from shared interests in how individual’s origins, biases, networks and political struggles fuel the need to collect.