Black Switzerland Online Archive (BSOA) is a digital archive with the motto: Black Representation Matters! BSOA began in 2020 with the mission to cover the contributions of Black people in the fields of politics, culture, literature and art, as well as to document the history of Black people and biographies of Black professionals in Switzerland. Books, articles, films, organizations, businesses and events of Black professionals are listed, and thus made easily accessible.
The mission of BSOA is to collect, record and share resources for the interest of witnessing, representing and enhancing the memory of Black people for generations to come.
The aim of BSOA is to promote Black representation, to make the works of Black people more visible and easily accessible, and to preserve our history.
Witness: Make the works of Black people more widely accessible.
Connect: Strengthen relations between Black communities.
Preserve: Record the works and history of Black people.
A Community of Collaboration
BSOA brings together an intergenerational team to collect and document the works of Black people, in order to ensure their availability and to preserve it for generations to come. Contact BSOA if you want to get involved!