Workshop IV | July 24, 2020 | Online (Lisbon)
L19 _ Urban Co-Lab “Out of the Box 2.0“ digital collaboration on the study of urban lifeworlds through image-based urban ethnographic methods [UrbAn]
Organizers: Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe (Convener), Carolin Genz (Convener), Silvia Balzan
This lab is co-organized between the Urban Ethnography Lab 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 at the “EASA2020 Conference in Lisbon (online): New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe” and is connected to EASA Urban Anthropology Network (UrbAn).EASA2020 Lisbon (online): New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
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.
For more information, please visit: https://easaonline.org/conferences/easa2020/panels
Workshop III | May 25, 2019 | Berlin
Out of the Box: Crossing Boundaries, Interdisciplinary Methods, Visual Communication
Organizers: Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe, Carolin Genz
Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe and Carolin Genz organize a workshop (Walkshop and Roundtable) as part of the alumni conference Beyond Borders by ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius next Saturday, May 25th, 2019 from 10-22 Uhr @ silent green Kulturquartier in Berlin-Wedding.
In this workshop, we will go beyond the proverbial “box” that limits our imagination and sets disciplinary boundaries toward the engagement of interdisciplinary methods. Berlin will be our urban laboratory as we focus on visual communication and embodied experiences in the city. We will explore techniques of observation and documentation through writing, mapping, tracking, sketching. Developed out of our experience as anthropologists/designers, participants receive a fieldwork box which accompanies them.
The workshop consists of three parts: a short seminar (we touch upon methods from ethnography, design), a walkshop through a specific neighborhood of Berlin which we explore and document through the fieldnote materials, and a roundtable with collaborative mapping where we provide a platform for discussing and sharing information gathered during our site visit.
The conference is organized by the Bucerius Alumni Network and focuses on borders between communes, regions or states, borders in our minds and borders that we impose on ourselves, or that others impose on us. Borders that seem insurmountable, secured by fences or walls and borders between cultures and opinions that need to be overcome. In various formats, including discussions, films, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, the Zeit Stiftung alumni seek to approach the day´s topic “Beyond Borders.” Crossover music by Shkoon will end this exciting day!
For more information on the programm please visit: https://www.zeit-stiftung.de/alumni/veranstaltungsseitebeyondborders.
Workshop II | September 5 – 8, 2018 | Berlin
Beyond Urban Transformation. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Everyday Life
Organizers: Carolin Genz, Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe
KOSMOS Workshop “Beyond Urban Transformation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Urban Everyday Life”, organized by the Urban Ethnography Lab and funded by the Excellence Initiative by Humboldt-University of Berlin, hosted at Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, September 5-8, 2018 in Berlin. In cooperation with Harvard University, the University of Toronto and Humboldt-University of Berlin 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.
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Workshop I | August 29 – 30, 2017 | Toronto
Ethnography in Urban Settings. Intersections. Methods. Visions.
Our first workshop Ethnography in Urban Settings: Intersections. Methods. Visions. took place on August 29th and August 30th, 2017 in Toronto, Canada. The workshop straddled 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. For information on the detailed program find the PDF here: WORKSHOP_Program_Ethnography_in_Urban_Settings
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Pictures & Concept (c) Carolin Genz, Toronto 2017
Workshop “Ethnography in Urban Settings”, Urban Ethnography Lab
Carolin Genz is an Urban Anthropologist. She holds a master degree in European Ethnology and Urban Cultures from Humboldt-University of Berlin (2009-2013) and is currently Research Fellow at the Department for Cultural and Social Geography at the Humboldt-University since 2015. Specifically, her research focuses on practices of production and appropriation of space, such as protest and network practices in the light of the housing crisis. As an anthropologist in the intersecting fields of human geography and urban studies, she constantly develops ethnographic methods to capture the socio-spatial constitution of the urban. Furthermore, she is an Associate Researcher in the Collaborative Research Centre 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces.”
Carolin Genz is a ZEIT-Stiftung alumna and participated in the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Summer School “History Takes Place,” which was held in Istanbul in 2013 with a focus on urban studies.
Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe is an anthropologist, urbanist, and architect. Since her doctoral studies at Harvard University (Urban Studies, Anthropology, Gender Studies), she is interested in methodological explorations at and beyond her acedemic and profesisonal training and pursues questions of new forms of urbanity and urban lifeworlds that arise from a multiplicity of contesting actors that take various material and immaterial forms as bodies, structures, infrastructures and objects. She organizes seminars, lectures and workshops around Urban Engendering and emancipatory urban practices. As postdoctoral scholar, she is currently involved in the interdisciplinary SNF project “Visual Communication in Urban Planning Processes” at the University of Basel and the FHNW Academy of Art and Design in Switzerland, where she studies the role of collaboratively produced images in a network of actors who negotiate desires and visions of belonging to the city (www.cielab.ch).
Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe is a ZEIT-Stiftung alumna and also participated in the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius Summer School “History Takes Place,” which was held in Istanbul in 2013 with a focus on urban studies.