EASA_ Urban Co-Lab "Out of the Box 2.0“
Digital collaboration on the study of urban lifeworlds through image-based urban ethnographic methods [UrbAn]
EASA2020 Lisbon (online): New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
Organizers: Aylin Yildirim Tschoepe (Convener), Carolin Genz (Convener), Silvia Balzan
Friday 24 July, 2020
9:00 am - 10:15 am
11:00 am - 12:45 pm (Time Zone: Lisbon)
Digital image workshop with ZukunftKlybeck; CIELab Team 2020
- The lab sessions are hosted on Zoom and on a collaborative platform –
In this lab, we go beyond the proverbial box that sets disciplinary boundaries to the study of urban lifeworlds. 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.
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 is connected to EASA Urban Anthropology Network (UrbAn).