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Repurposed Methods with Anna Harris by The EthnoLab & The Centre for Sensory Studies

2023-11-22 @ 12:30 - 14:00

Clusters: Speculative Life

The Ethnography Lab and Centre for Sensory Studies are hosting a brown bag lunch on Repurposed Methods with Anna Harris, Associate Professor of the Social Studies of Medicine at Maastricht University and an Affiliated Researcher with the Centre for Sensory Studies at Concordia.

Repurposing is a term and practice growing in popularity, whether in reference to the repurposing involved in upcycling, the repurposing of pharmaceuticals, or data repurposing, to name a few. In the context of a new project on upcycling in hospitals, Anna would like to consider with the attendees what it means to think about repurposing in regards to the project’s mythologies both for her work and that of those who attend.

During the lunch she’ll introduce her research project, and we’ll discuss one or more of the methodological approaches being developed.

Re-use: what it means to make ethnographic materials available to other to use
Recycling: what it means to use the open data sets shared by other researchers in our own ethnographic works
Upcycling: how as ethnographers we can bring making methods (e.g. workshops, exhibitions) into our research projects.

When: 22nd November, 12.30-2pm
Where: Speculative Life Research Cluster (EV 10.625)


Photo Credit: Maastricht University


12:30 - 14:00
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Speculative Life Research Cluster