The "Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology" aims at developing ‘an anthropology of/as urbanism’. It critically explores governmental, everyday, insurgent and more-than-human practices of city making. It also experiments with ethnography as a more-than-textual, multimodal practice.



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Summer 2023 Event Series

The Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology invites to three public events during the Summer Semester 2023.

Homage: In Conversation with Latour

An event for Latour

A Film Screening and Discussion with invited guests on the legacy of Latour. This is a joint event by the Stadtlabor for Multimodal Anthropology and the Anthropology of Environment | Human Relations laboratory at the Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, HU-Berlin.

Ageing Cities

On July 19th 2022, 14:30-16:00, the main results of the Studienprojekt’s ‘Ageing Cities’, coordinated by Tomás Criado, were presented in the IfEE’s Institutskolloquium (SoSe22). The presentation was delivered by the group of students who partook in the project: Maximilian Apel, Erman Dinc, Christine Maicher, Adam Petras, Doreen Sauer, and Anna Maria Schlotmann.

Conference Panel: Doing Airborne Exposure

In our team’s first jointly organised conference panel in Madrid in early July we explored, with colleagues from all over Europe, Canada and Chile, how devices, knowledges and practices for feeling, sensing, making sense of and regulating potential harm borne from the air.

Zauderbude eröffnet!

Image: Ⓒ Rebecca Wall / Felix Marlow

Eröffnung der mobilen Forschungswerkstatt zur kooperativen Stadtentwicklung beim KO-Markt des Haus der Statistik am 14. Mai 2022

The values of multimodal projects

In this Winter Semester’s 21-22 Stadtlabor Online Seminar Series, we aim to invite ground-breaking anthropological projects where multimodality features not just as an add-on of particular inquiries, but as a central mode of research and intervention.

Towards a multimodal urban anthropology (DGSKA 2021, workshop)

More-than-human approaches in urban anthropology have convincingly contributed to rethinking the plurality of modes of knowledge, the assemblages and the kinds of actors that constitute our cities. But what do these conceptual interventions do to our ethnographic modes of inquiry?

TOGT’s Hackathon 

Hackathon for the production of three ethnographic games, as part of the MA in ethnography (HU Berlin)’s Studienprojekt “The only game in town? Anthropology and the housing and real estate markets in Berlin”