Digitizing, Collaborating, Conjuring: Material aspects of urban ethnography

DAY II | Workshop “Ethnography in Urban Settings” The speakers for the second day of the workshop brought together three major themes around urban ethnography: digitizing, collaborating, and conjuring. In a nutshell, digitizing ethnography highlights how researchers need to take seriously and know how to handle digital data while doing research in urban settings. Digital…

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Speaker Insights | Workshop “Ethnography in Urban Settings” Day I

For the first day of the Workshop we had three speakers for inspiration, sharing thoughts, discussions, and experience on the urban ethnographic methods in the interdisciplinary intersections of Urban Anthropology, Design and Geography. The three different presentations aimed to generate new ideas and visions to develop our understanding of urban settings and their social, spatial…

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Upcoming Workshop “Ethnography in Urban Settings”

Ethnography in Urban Settings Intersections. Methods. Visions. August 29 – 30, 2017 | Toronto Our first workshop Ethnography in Urban Settings: Intersections. Methods. Visions. will take place on August 29th and August 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The workshop will straddle the disciplinary boundaries of urban anthropology and human geography, with the intended purpose to promote rigorous…

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Welcome to the Methods

The Urban Ethnography Lab aims to experiment with new ethnographic methods for urban settings. We will periodically post about our events and activities related to this. Ethnography can be seen as a toolbox of various qualitative methods, it is not just one method to follow and answer the questions of your research, it is a…

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A Visit to Toronto

During the weeks of Oct. 10 and Oct. 24th, 2016, three graduate students from the University of Toronto Ethnography Lab (EL) and two graduate students from Humboldt University’s Georg-Simmel Centre for Metropolitan Studies (GSZ) engaged in an exchange project to initiate the establishment of a long-term transnational research collaboration under the working label of Urban…

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A Visit to Berlin

Doctoral students Carolin Genz and Holger Wilcke from Humboldt University hosted University of Toronto students Jessika Tremblay (PhD student), Bronwyn Frey (MA student) and Henry Lee Heinonen (MA student) in Berlin in October 2016. Our activities in Berlin were dedicated to establishing an official link between the University of Toronto Ethnography Lab (EL) and the…

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