Field experiences with people and place are complex, complicated, layered, and quickly challenge professional boundaries. Do these transgressions and moments of deep intimacy compromise or enhance ethnographic fieldwork? Where is the line? Often it seems to be a moving target.
This workshop aims to open a candid conversation about emotions and entanglements in ethnographic fieldwork. It is an opportunity to think and feel about the very real encounters and relationships that develop in the field; those which academic training may not have prepared us for and which may create serious tensions for ethics protocols.
How do we negotiate this fluid and tricky terrain?
Join us in the Ethnography Lab on April 21st for a lively exploration of these questions.
Let us know if you can attend! Sign up for the workshop HERE
Concordia Ethnography Lab & Living Gallery
We welcome members of the Concordia community to a vernissage for our new workspace and gallery.
We will unveil our newly varnished table and living gallery, toast to the new space and initiative an open forum on ethnographic and curatorial practices.
When: Monday, February 27, 2017 Time: 5:00-7:00pm Where: EV building 10.625, SGW Campus Concordia University
~Snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided
Presented by the ethnography lab's cabot square research group
~ Event and registration information coming soon
The ethnography lab's creative-reuse working group will be presenting the following panel at IVSA 2017: "Remaking ethnography: Experiments in creative reuse and collective inquiry," including the following presentations:
"The Living Gallery: Reframing ethnographic field-data and the praxis of collaborative curation"
"The philosophical carpenters: Embodied cognition via reclaimed materiality"
June 19-22, 2017 conference: Concordia University, Montreal
WORKSHOP on methods bombs: everyone is welcome! Date: January, 27, 2017, 2:00-4:00pm Location: EV.10.625
This workshop is not about how well it all went in the field, rather we would like to discuss the real bombs and bloopers in design, in approaching people, or even in the possible mismatch between data collection, questions and analysis. Let’s come together and see what these kinds of stories can offer up for consideration.
Ethnography lab building days (January 2017)
Friday, November 4th, 2016: The Toronto ethnography lab visits Concordia University
Dr. Joshua Barker and Jessika Tremblay from the University of Toronto Ethnography lab will be visiting Concordia University to share their experiences promoting innovative ethnographic research.
When: Friday, November 4th, 2016 Time: 10:00am – noon Where: Hall Building, Room 1120, SGW Campus, Concordia University
The Ethnography Lab is a University of Toronto Anthropology faculty and student collaboration to promote ethnographic research methods and practice inside and outside the university. Arranged in interest groups, the Lab explores the craft and impact of ethnography in the contemporary world. The groups are Applied Ethnography, Public Ethnography, the Infrastructures Research Group and the Kensington Market Research Project. The Lab acts as a resource centre for the university community by providing intellectual and physical space for those exploring ethnography or seeking to deepen its role in their research. The Lab provides knowledge, technical resources and connections to cross-disciplinary ethnographers from the university, the public and private sector, and the community. For more information visit: https://ethnographylab.ca
The CISSC Ethnography Lab presents an inaugural exploratory workshop for interested graduate students on Wednesday October 5th, from 10am-12pm in H-1120 in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The Ethnography Lab is CISSC-sponsored collaborative project of faculty and students across departments to advance and promote experimental ethnographic research methods in the University and beyond. Our activities are meant to foster the development of new research methodologies and tools at the interstices of formal curriculum and applied research. Our desire is to prompt productive methodological engagements with a variety of community, government and industry partners and collaborators across different disciplines and settings through a series of pilot projects to be launched in the Winter semester. In this meeting, we invite interested graduate students from any discipline and at any stage in their studies to explore the developing mandate for the lab, to discuss the problems and possibilities in the application and innovation of ethnographic methods beyond our disciplines, and establish frameworks for the design of pilot projects. The workshop will be led by Kregg Hetherington and Bart Simon, along with other faculty members of the Lab.
Ethnography lab & living gallery EV.Building, 10.625, Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology, Sir George Williams Campus, Concordia University, 1515 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal, QC