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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Experimental Collaborations: Ethnography through fieldwork devices (edited book)

In the accounts compiled in this book, ethnography occurs through processes of material and social interventions that turn the field into a site for epistemic collaboration.


In the accounts compiled in this book, ethnography occurs through processes of material and social interventions that turn the field into a site for epistemic collaboration. Through creative interventions that unfold what we term as ‘fieldwork devices’—such as coproduced books, the circulation of repurposed data, co-organized events, authorization protocols, relational frictions, and social rhythms—anthropologists engage with their counterparts in the field in the construction of joint anthropological problematizations. In these situations, the traditional tropes of the fieldwork encounter (i.e. immersion and distance) give way to a narrative of intervention, where the aesthetics of collaboration in the production of knowledge substitutes or intermingles with participant observation. Building on this, the book proposes the concept of ‘experimental collaborations’ to describe and conceptualize this distinctive ethnographic modality.

– Estalella, Adolfo / Criado, Tomás (2018): Experimental collaborations: Ethnography through fieldwork devices (EASA book series). Oxford/New York: Berghahn.

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Waste What?

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Multimodale Werte: Zur Institutionalisierung mehr-als-textueller Ethnographie

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Multimodal Values: The Challenge of Institutionalizing and Evaluating More- than-textual Ethnography

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Repair as repopulating the devastated desert of our political and social imaginations

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Ensamblajes peatonales: Los andares a ciegas como prácticas tecno-sensoriales

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Civilising technologies for an ageing society? The performativity of participatory methods in Socio-gerontechnology

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Uncommoning the city

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Acompañantes epistémicos: la invención de la colaboración etnográfica

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Anthropology as a Careful Design Practice?

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DIY Anthropology: Disciplinary knowledge in crisis

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"The lady is not here:" Repairing Tita Meme as a telecare user

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Care in Trouble: Ecologies of Support from Below and Beyond

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Erfahren: Experimente mit technischer Demokratie in Entwurfskursen

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Can ANT be a form of activism?

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Technologies of friendship: Accessibility politics in the ‘how to’ mode

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Re-learning Design: Pedagogical Experiments with STS in Design Studio Courses

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Experimental sites and encounters: Open formats as catalysts forthe renewal of ethnographic arts

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Co-laborations, Entrapments, Intraventions: Pedagogical Approaches to Technical Democracy in Architectural Design

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Speed: An Introduction

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Colaboraciones experimentales: infraestructuras de campo y re-aprendizajes de la antropología

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