KWI’s project Governing the Narcotic City is building the first open-access archive of public drug cultures in Europe. The Narcotic City Archive collects and preserves the material and immaterial heritage of narcotic use and governance in post-war European cities.
The Archive covers a vast array of material, including historic documents, oral histories, mappings, interviews, photos, and objects, and is available to everyone. It aims to become an innovative resource, fostering knowledge, dialogue, visibility, and engagement between researchers, activists, users, and the wider public.
Cutting across different spaces and legal regimes, intentions and actors, this open-access digital archive is envisioned to unsettle taken-for-granted assumptions about how narcotics, space, cities, activism, and governance are intertwined.
12.30 – 12.45: Welcome: Anders Lund Hansen, University of Lund and Louise Fabian, University of Aarhus, DK
12.45 – 13.00: Presentation of the Narcotic City Archive: Stefan Hoehne, KWI, Germany and Gemma Blok, Open University Amsterdam
13.00 – 13.20: Mads Engholm: President at Bedre Psykiatri – The National Union of Families of People with Mental Illness, president at We Shelter, DK: Sure, we would like to care – but how do we make it count in everyday life? – Perspectives of Danish caregivers and civil society on how to cope with the combined challenges of drug use, mental illness and social marginalisation
13.20 – 13.40: Sarah Smed: Director of the Danish Welfare Museum: Co-creating Counter-Histories
13.40 – 14.00: Break /Tea and Coffee
14.00 – 14.20: Jannik Nielsen: Chief of Sydhavnspedellerne, Aarhus : Experiences from Sydhavnspedellerne
14.20 – 14.40: Tori Gruber: The New School, New York: Golden Moths: Unseen Harm Reductionists
14.40 – 15.30: Panel debate / Q/A Chair Louise Fabian
15.30 – 16.00: Break /Tea and Coffee
16.00 – 17.00: Martin og Ole Lykke from The Christiania Archive show films from Christiania through the last 50 year