The New York City Museum of Complain

Institutional archives are huge. They contain a large amount of documents, photograph, video, etc. Although materials that exist in the archives are not classified as “waste”, it is hard to think that all materials are meaningful or in use. Actually, most of them are forgotten in the storage.

There is an inspiring artwork from the new york city municipal archives.
by Matthew Bakkom.
He looked into the letters that people sent to the mayor of new york city since 17C and published this photography book.
http://www.steidlville.com/books/816-New-York-City-Museum-of-Complaint-Municipal-Collection-1751-1969.html

So, among the huge collection of documents, after ‘wasting’ a long time in the archives, Bakkom made this interesting collection of lay people’s voice. (many letters actually address the very problem of waste in the city!)

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