Article: Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda

Director Shawn Vancour and Chair Josh Shepperd have written a new article about the Radio Taskforce and the impact of copyright policy on cultural memory and preservation. “Radio Preservation and the Orphan Agenda” explains just how the expanded orphan agenda has been central to the RPTF’s work. Vancour and Shepperd’s article foregrounds the social and political stakes of sound preservation. “As cultural memory work,” they argue, “radio preservation moves beyond an antiquarian interest in “saving the past” to embrace an agenda aimed at actively diversifying the historical record, enriching our sense of collective audio heritage, and securing cultural resources for building new social identities and imagining other possible futures.”

To read the article, check out the special double issue of “The Moving Image” 



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