What Can and Can’t Be Said: Fieldwork as Witnessing?
06-07 December 2019, University of Perugia, Italy
DEADLINE: 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
The third Political Imagination Laboratory invites those who carry out fieldwork related to questions of social justice and/or activism (anthropologists, filmmakers, social scientists) to focus on methodological and ontological aspects of their research: What can be understood? What not? What can be said? What not? When should we intervene? In how far do we have an obligation to our interlocutors and other actors in as well as outside the field? How do we situate ourselves with regard to moral positions (between cultural relativism and universalism)? How does the relation with our field partners and possible resulting emotional entanglements (e.g., the negotiation of empathy vs. sympathy) influence our way of representing them and of acting in the field?
Please find the complete CALL here.
More information about past editions can be found here.
On Thursday, 6th June 2019, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) hosts the ESN Seminar/Webinar “Participatory Guarantee Systems: A tool to transition toward sustainable food systems”. Speakers include members of the FAO, IFOAM and the coordinator of the Peasant Activism Project. Here you can find the complete flyer.
You can follow the event through Adobe Connect at this link.
“The Acts Archives Project”, coordinated by Engin Isin, has published the contribution “Cross-border Grassroot Activism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”. The archive collects and documents repertoires of actions that aim to change something and explore these actions in their philosophical, psychological and religious dimensions.
Here you can read the full article.
Selected ethnographic visual episodes of our research project will be presented at the conference “The Year of Italian Food: Immaterial Gastronomic Heritage” (in Italian) at the Regional Parliament of Umbria, Italy. Here the complete program of the event.
We are pleased to announce a screening and debate session of our documentary “De-commodifying Foodways” at the Kratovo Film Festival 2018 in Macedonia, one of the most interesting film festival’s for visual anthropologists. Here the complete programme. Here the programme of the festival.
Our documentary “An Experimental Path” will be screened at the Midsummer Festival and Market of “Genuino Amiatino”on 24 June 2018 at Monticello Amiata in Tuscany. The screening will be followed by a debate with the authors and protagonists of the film about the perspectives and limits of the “Partcipatory Guarantee”, an alternative way to engage consumers and small-scale farmers in micro-economic comunity networks. Here a link to the program of the event.