CIE Pedagogical Experiments

Unknowing Poverty: Ananya Roy at TEDxBerkeley

Ananya Roy – Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice at the University of California, Berkeley — in a talk given at TEDxBerkely discusses “the ways that poverty is seen and understood in American society and around the world.  Roy eloquently states: “…[T]he rich have state help, the poor have self-help […] To unknow poverty is to make a shift from asking how we can help the poor, to asking how poverty is produced, to asking how wealth, power and privilege are maintained.” LINK TO VIDEO

York University Graduate Program: Performance Ethnography

York University Graduate Students in the Theatre and Performance Studies Program present their final projects: examining performance as ethnographic representation, performance as collaborative ethnographic research methodology, and pedagogical applications of performance ethnography. LINK TO VIDEOS

Student Devised Theatre Projects – Performance Ethnography

Over the 2014 Winter term, students in Dr. Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston’s 2nd year Devised Theatre class participated in an introduction to the devising of original theatre in a collaborative setting. Through classroom exercises and the creation, rehearsal, and presentation of devised and interpreted performance projects, the participants explored the essential questions and investigative tools of the theatre practitioner. LINK TO VIDEOS

February 2014: ELY ROSENBLUM’S “IF ONE NIGHT…”

A SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY CLASS EXERCISE. I teach a second year course introducing students to sensory ethnography. A few weeks ago, students read Rosenblum’s statement and we listened to “If One Night…” in class. Then, each student wrote a 150-word blog post about visual images and emplaced memories listening to this soundscape evoked for them. These included: Vancouver, Hong Kong, Africa, San Francisco, South Asia, East Asia, UK, rural farmers’ markets, family dinners in a buffet restaurant, clip clop of Clydesdale horses, serene landscapes, flamenco dancing, motor boats, chain saws, lawnmowers, pet stores, wharfs, men walking in heavy boots in the rain, rich and wet textures, sea planes landing in an airport, and being lost in a forest. Many students were intrigued by the visual images listening provoked, by the diversity of images and memories the class members reported, and by the experience of purposefully listening in itself. Listening to “If One Night…” awakened students’ interests in the possibilities attention to sound may offer sensory ethnographers….Dara

iphone Drone short film, Ethnographic Montage, Student project by Jennifer Lindsay for Denielle Elliott, SOSC 4140 – The Body and the State, Department of Social Science, York University. LINK TO VIDEO

Creative fiction and economic anthropology, Student project by Grace Beaujean for Denielle Elliott, ANTH 490 – The Anthropology of Capitalism, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage. 

Podcast, Student term project by Andrew Fischer for Denielle Elliott, ANTH 490 – The Anthropology of Capitalism, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage. 

Blogging Assignment, Dara Culhane, SA 402 – The Practice of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University 

OMG! Ethnographic Theatre Project, Collaborative Creation by AN101 – Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology – students, and Magdalena and Shawn Kazubowski-Houston, Department of Anthropology, Wilfrid Laurier University. LINK TO WEBSITE

MINI-CONFERENCES: The Practice of Anthropology, and Urban Communities and Cultures. Two courses Dara Culhane teaches at Simon Fraser University.

BLACKSBURG WALKS: LINK TO WEBSITE

EXPLOSION OF IMAGES: LINK TO WEBSITE

ETHNOGRAPHY: FIELDWORK AND REPRESENTATION: LINK TO WEBSITE | LINK TO VIDEO

STORIES AND PLAYS: an experiment in experimental, performative ethnography. A Manual. Dara Culhane and Stories & Plays Team. LINK TO PDF

SMILE BECAUSE IT HAPPENED project from a Digital Ethnography class lead by Professor Michael Wesch: LINK TO VIDEO

Student performance ethnography projects for THST 5021 Theories of Praxis 2012, instructor: Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston (photos taken by Brian Batchelor): LINK TO PHOTO ARCHIVE

AN ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF A NORTH LONDON HOUSEHOLD: a preview of a short ethnographic exercise conducted in partial fulfilment for the practical course in Digital Anthropology@UCL. LINK TO WEBSITE

THE SECRET LIFE OF THINGS LINK TO VIDEOS I LINK TO WEBSITE