Speaking the Matter: An Oral History Workbook (PDF Version)

Speaking the Matter is a skill-building and reference book for artists developing oral histories and interview-based projects, co-published Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA) and East of Borneo.

We have made this oral history workbook not because we think we have answers, but because we want to ask questions. We feel that oral history is one approach to doing that. What we have made it not invested in being the “correct” or “right” approach. Our investment is in listening, inquiring, and imaging possibilities together. There is no way to plagiarize or discover this workbook. This workbook is already yours to adapt, remix, photocopy, scribble on, and steal.

Download the workbook here.