Ethnography in Urban Settings

Researchers and practitioners from many fields have been adapting ethnographic research methods to suit the complex demands of contemporary urban settings. The Urban Ethnography Lab is an initiative by graduate students from the University of Toronto’s Ethnography Lab and Humboldt University’s Georg Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies and the Department of Social- and Cultural Geography from Humboldt-University of Berlin.

Upcoming Workshop

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 experimentation with innovative ethnographic research techniques in urban settings at the intersection of social sciences, art, and design.

Submit the application (including a short letter of motivation of at least 150 words and CV) electronically to:

Applications will be accepted until July 20, 2017.

For more information you can download the program as PDF here: