EASA 2020 16th EASA Biennial Conference
New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
20-24 July 2020, Virtual Lisbon conference

Urban Co-Lab “Out of the Box 2.0“ digital collaboration on the study of urban lifeworlds through image-based urban ethnographic methods [UrbAn] [L19]

This lab is co-organized between the Urban Ethnography Lab (urban-ethnography.com) and the Critical Icono-Ethnography Lab (cielab.ch) and aims to expand the network of scholars and practitioners of the urban. It will be held in context of the EASA2020 conference and is connected to the EASA Urban Anthropology Network (UrbAn).

Organizers: Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe (Convener), Carolin Genz (Convener), Silvia Balzan

Friday 24 July, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am and 11:00 am – 12:45 pm (Time Zone: Lisbon)

On collaborative digital space, we workshop on the issues at stake in current urban research, and identify particularities and similarities through which we question dichotomies in scholarship.

The first session introduces an image-based platform on which we can discuss and build visual narratives through our research. Next, we will engage in what we refer to as “Urban Mosaic,” a collaborative technique to tease out spatial and/or conceptual issues, pose critical questions. It also will allow the group to draw connections that speak to shared concerns and interests when it comes to the study of the urban in our various regional and (inter)disciplinary fields. 

During the second session, we critically map and bring our experiences and observations to a common table in the form of a collective digital artefact. This brings us to a reflection on the issues and potential of collaborative research and the use of image-based methods to facilitate collaborative research projects. We will also consider the potential and pitfalls of the digital for collaborative/ participatory fieldwork (in times of crisis) and discuss shared interests of the lab group toward next steps this lab encounter can lead us to. 

We look very much forward to seeing you, virtually!
Aylin, Carolin, Silvia

For questions, please contact: cielab.ch@gmail.com

Posted in UEL
Posted by:Aylin Yıldırım Tschoepe

I am an anthropologist, urbanist, and architect, dedicated to engaged research and feminist pedagogy. My interdisciplinary research deals with the nexus between urban and socio-cultural transformations. I engage multimodal urban ethnography to explore actor networks and the material landscape that emerges as part of contesting ways of knowing and everyday urban practices.

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