Which knowledge and perspectives are missing from our archives? The pilot project INREACH takes a critical look at our collections and collection methods. The leading idea is that what we do not read or hear also constitutes an “archive. Therefore, the project is collaborating with experts by experience from different communities.

The first exploratory research concerns a case study in Amsterdam Southeast, focusing on lived experience of religious heritage. The emphasis here is on religious dynamics that are underrepresented in current archives. Based on this initial research, inreaching will be further explored – a practice of collecting that focuses not on institutions, but on the archivists themselves.