Syr Reifstek

Syr is a process and practice oriented archivist, maker, and slow time hermit dreamer. Their projects for VIVO have included research for new archival policies and the initial creation of a Indigenous media and materials research guide. Syr is also providing consultative support for VIVO's transition to a Collective Access based collections management and digital exhibition platform with a focus on accessibility and approachability. They grew up in Texas as well as the upper south of the 'USA', and have German/Irish/British/Choctaw ancestors. They have been living for the past decade on the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and səl̓ilwətaʔɬ nations. Syr lives with a variety of humans, ferrets, and houseplants.


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