Published by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in the framework of The Whole Life: An Archive Project.

The Whole Life: An Archive Project is a collaboration between Arsenal – Institute for Film and Video Art / Archive außer sich, Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Pina Bausch Foundation, and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD). It is part of HKW’s project The New Alphabet, supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.

As part of this project, the participating institutions and contributors test new strategies for dealing with archives and their respective archival, research and narrative practices, and work on new procedures and theoretical approaches to working with archives and making them visible.

Team The Whole Life: An Archive Project

Director: Bernd Scherer

Head of Project: Stefan Aue

Overall Coordination: Jessica Páez

Project Coordination: Lama El Khatib, Laura Mattes (on parental leave), Sonja Mattes, Lena Katharina Reuter

Editorial Coordination: Natalie Ruhland

Administration and Guest Management: Anja Dunkel

Team Website

Concept: Stefan Aue, Lama El Khatib, Laura Mattes (on parental leave), Sonja Mattes, Jessica Páez, Natalie Ruhland in collaboration with the Digital Formats Working Group of the Whole Life Academy

Editors: Lama El Khatib, Laura Mattes (on parental leave), Sonja Mattes, Natalie Ruhland

Postproduction / Video and Sound Editing: Walid Abdelnour

Design: Ollie George

Programming: André Fincato, Marcel Goethals

Digital Formats Working Group (The Whole Life Academy): Priyanka Basu, Ann Harezlak, Megan Hoetger, Geli Mademli, Jacob Moe, Steve Rowell

Department of Communications and Cultural Education (HKW)

Head: Daniel Neugebauer

Editorial Office: Sabine Willig, Franziska Wegener, Amaya Gallegos, Moritz Müller

Digital Editorial Director: Karen Khurana

Digital Editorial Office: Jan Köhler, Kristin Drechsler, Elinor Lazar, Martin Gajz, Moritz Hoffmann, Anna Leonie Hofmann

Head of Press and PR: Jan Trautmann

Press Office: Lutz Breitinger, Lilli Heinemann

Public Relations: Christiane Sonntag, Sabine Westemeier

Documentation Office: Svetlana Bierl, Marlen Mai, Josephine Schlegel

Inhouse Graphics: Bárbara Acevedo Strange

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Mariette Rissenbeek (Director Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin)

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