Ethnographic methodologies include a wide range of approaches, many explored in the book A Different Kind of Ethnography (2016). One that has been neglected, while having been a tool for expression and documentation for ever, is drawing. Kuschnir (2016,105) says “ Both anthropology and drawing are ways of seeing and also ways of knowing the world. Placing these two universes in dialogue helps shed light on some of the important issues faced by anthropological practice today, such as the need to express both the “inner and outer worlds” that intersect in our research”.
For this workshop we’ll be going on a walk together to explore the city (location tbd) accompanied with our pencils and paper and invite you to reflect on the following questions together:
How is our gaze shifting when the practice of drawing is introduced in our observations/experience?
How is imitation, reproduction and interpretation present in our observation?
What does it reveal about our conscious and unconscious assumptions?
What are some ethnographic insights in paying attention to the technique of drawing as a practice?
The workshop will be co-facilitated by Pelin Karaaslan, a visual artist based in Montreal and Irmak Taner, ethnolab alumnus.
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