BEYOND URBAN TRANSFORMATION KOSMOS Workshop 2018

CfP | CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS The workshop brings together senior and junior scholars from urban anthropology, human geography and design to collaborate on researching how urban transformation can be studied ethnographically from the perspective of urban everyday practice along the topics of urban commons and resilience. The KOSMOS Workshop is funded by the Excellence Initiative by Humboldt-University of Berlin and hosted at Georg-Simmel…

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KOSMOS Workshop Fund Award for the Urban Ethnography Lab

The Urban Ethnography Lab is pleased to announce that Carolin Genz (PhD and Research Fellow, Cultural and Social Geography, Humboldt-University of Berlin), Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe (PhD Candidate in Anthropology and Middle East Studies, Doctor of Design (2012), Harvard University), Jessika Tremblay (PhD Candidate in the University of Toronto Department of Anthropology. UofT) and Emily Hertzman (Postdoctoral Fellow, Munk School of…

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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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Fold-Up Mapping Booklet

We are getting excited during the preparations for the upcoming workshop “Ethnography in Urban Settings”. For our mapping exercise we designed a fold-up mapping booklet with a focus on the question: “How to capture what you are sensing?” Walking through the city and trying to capture its hidden symbolic logic, cultural, social and spatial codes is…

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