ARCHIVE OF THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY_ARCHIVE OF MNEME
We’re organizing a private archive about 2000 diapositive of the industrial archeology on Italy e UK from the 1970 to 1990. The mission is to create a public digital archive.
The author of photos is Edo Bricchetti, in 1976-77 he founded (with other members) the cultural organization: Society of Industrial Archeology (Lombardy Section). The goal of S.I.A.I. was bring the industrial heritage to attention of the public and private institutions.
The researches of industrial archeology are the social and anthropological researches on the civilization of work, the story of the industry and the economic, social and cultural issues. Today there are still many ruins of industrial archeology heritage. When these ruins are not redeveloped to other uses, they remain like neglected museums open air. The ruins are evidences of the crucial transition from the rural society to technological society: today we are experiencing some effects of this transition.
We want to give value to the civilization of work like was the mission of S.I.A.I.