Counter-Mappings in art and architecture (Diana Lucas-Drogan)

The spaces we inhabit are structured by power structures and rules. In this dependency, our body, performances, and the way we navigate urban space interlink. In her works Diana Lucas-Drogan (re)draws and performs the cultural codes in counter-mappings and reflects on methods of representing the research field. Working as a freelance architect and artist, she…

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Methods Approach: Mapping & Field Note Writing

One can observe academics as well as non-academic disciplines with a research interest in urban settings facing methodological challenges when searching for ways to visualize and analyze the urban every day, its social and spatial connections, interactions, infrastructures and complexities. As ethnographers, geographers, artists and urban planners, our research methods must navigate multiple scales 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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