A conversation with Jorge Núñez and Maka Suarez of Kaleidos: Center of Interdisciplinary Ethnography (Ecuador)
Thursday, 12 January 2023
Anton-Wilhelm-Amo Strasse (ehem. Möhrenstrasse) 40-41
For over a decade, academic anthropology has been increasingly experimenting with organizational forms and formats. Whether called a center, studio, collective, or lab, all of these forms occupy an interstitial place in the academic ecosystem, as sites for collaboration, intervention, and ethnographic practice outside of departmental programs, hierarchies, and the university itself. They are often able to cultivate new audiences and research relationships beyond the academy and offer diverse models for a discipline that continues to grapple with what “public” anthropology might be. We imagine this meeting as a moment to reflect on the possibilities and limits of these forms and formats. We will begin with a presentation of some of the remarkable initiatives carried out by Kaleidos in Ecuador, and then open up the conversation. Whether you have experience with such a lab or center, are considering starting one, are looking for new ideas or just want to think together about the future(s) of anthropological research, all are warmly welcome.
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