The Ethnography Studio presents:

Intervention as collaboration: a workshop with Dr. Brit Ross Winthereik

April 15th 9.30-12.00-Lunch will be provided

Deadline for RSVPs: April 10th.

James Turrell Skyscape, Rice University.

This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss with Dr. Winthereik the relation between ethnographic inquiry, collaboration and “intervention” as tools to affect the world and as analytical maneuvers. Interventions can be designed to contribute to a certain political or technical process already unfolding in the field, or they can be tactical bundles designed to facilitate conversations with our interlocutors.  This workshop will offer an opportunity to imagine forms of intervention that foster collaboration. We’ll begin with a visit to James Turrell’s Skyscape. Then we’ll move on to learn more about the “Digital Walking Stick”  (http://alienenergy.dk/the-energy-walk/) an example of an intervention that Dr. Winthereik has lead as part of her research. The third part of the workshop will focus on what interventions/collaborations can do for student research projects.

The workshop begins from the assumption that, as Dr. WInthereik puts it, “relations between researcher and subjects and objects of research are always unstable and will have to be negotiated in the field. Design, art and other kinds of experimentation can be great ways of exploring those relations.” We will have an opportunity to discuss when and how can such experiments be of value.

The workshop is open to all students considering how collaboration shapes analytic trajectories and thinking about how research practices “intervene” in the world. If you want to join us please RSVP to ethnographystudio@gmail.com by sending  us half a page describing your dissertation/research project by April 10th.