Archipelago Network is an initiative for the preservation, documentation, and promotion of audiovisual heritage, culture, and material knowledge on Greece’s Cycladic islands. It involves two central components: the creation of an online audiovisual archive, and a research-based residency. Its scope is to propose an alternative form of preserving the rich and diverse heritage of these island communities in a way that conveys the specificity of their locales, linking them with researchers and artists through a renewable, open-access database.
The founding of the Archipelago Network and its first activities have been realized with the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) as part of its efforts to enable access to knowledge and culture.
Archipelago Network was founded in 2019 by Jacob Moe, who initiated the organization’s activities with a vision for the preservation of audiovisual heritage, culture and knowledge in the Cyclades. From 2019 until 2021, Kosmas Nikolaou participated as a founding member, advising the organization on its development, and its initial pilot programs. Since 2019, Stavros Koutalas has participated as a founding member, advising the organization on legal matters. Since 2020, Eleanna Papathanasiadi has served as general coordinator of the organization.
Christos Gartaganis, Marina Markellou, Argiro Mesimeri, Dionysis Notarakis, Andrew Spyrou
Evagelos Athanassiou, Gelina Harlafti, Toby Lee, Mark Mazower, Rick Prelinger
Warm thanks to
Ersi Bakou, Annika Barbarigos, Maurizio Borriello, Pavlos Chatzigrigoriou, Christos Chrysanthopoulos, Kostas Damianidis, Achilleas Dimitropoulos, Benoit Durandin, Margarita Gourgourini, Nikolas Kailis, Nicholas Kampanis, Kostis Karpozilos, Kostas Katagas, Ioannis Koliopoulos, Martha Kontomitsou, Dionysia Kopana, Panagiotis Korakovounis, Sofia Kornarou, Panayiotis Koutsabasis, Elena Lagoudi, Iris Lykourioti, Geli Mademli, Stefanos Mamidis, George Matthaiopoulos, Maria Mavrikou, Nigel McGilchrist, George Michalakopoulos, Joshua Olsthoorn, Paola Palavidi, Panos Papanagiotou, Matthieu Prat, Kostas Prekas, Foteini Salvaridi, Yorgos Savoglou, Katerina Triantafyllou, Christos Tsamardas, Nikos Vaslamatzis, Stelios Vassilakis, Tasoula Vervinioti, Kostas Vlachakis, Spyros Vosinakis