ETHNOGRAPHY LAB WORKSHOP SERIES 2018: EXPERIMENTS AT THE EDGE
Saturday, March 17, 10am – 4pm (lunch provided) Concordia University EV Building, Room 10.625 (Ethnography Lab) Facilitated by Emory Shaw, Geomedia Lab, Concordia University With: Lucas LaRochelle, Queering the Map
How can we use geographically-oriented media to map ethnographic data - stories, life histories, or observations from the field? This workshop will introduce participants to a range of basic mapping techniques, then guide them in mapping their own ethnographic data in creative, informative, and accessible ways.
In the morning, we’ll learn about mapping as a practice, and get an introduction to some basic techniques. We will explore the pros and cons of different mapping tools for representing ethnography. After a lunch break, we’ll practice using these tools to workshop our own material. We will conclude with a discussion of mapping politics, ethics, and security, learning from Lucas LaRochelle’s project Queering the Map.
10:00 – 12:00 – Presentation on mapping practice and tools
12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch break
1:00 – 3:00 – Hands-on practice and experimentation with mapping tools
3:00 – 3:15 – Coffee break
3.15 – 4:00 – Discussion on mapping politics, ethics, and security with Emory Shaw and Lucas LaRochelle
*This workshop will make use of mapping software freely accessible online - participants should bring their laptop computers with wifi capacity. Please also come prepared with an idea for a mapping project – some data and an idea of how you’d like to represent it visually.