Thank you for your patience, you’ll be pleased to find here a PDF version of the draft programme for the Ethnographic Experimentation workshop in Lisbon, containing not only a schedule, but also the distribution of: (a) paper sessions with abstracts; and (b) the open formats (Audiovisuals, exhibitions, open formats, and permanent activities) and their abstracts).
It will be a packed three days as you will see, with paper sessions and formats/interventions mingling with each other. The entire event will take place within Lisbon’s Jardim Botânico Tropical. Hopefully accommodation issues are gradually sorting themselves out. Here is the link to the info again.
We will send separate emails to paper givers and format organizers with more details by June 12th and generally do what we can to help you make the best of the event.
A quick reminder: papers should be 3000 to 4000 words long, and submitted to us by June 15th so they can be pre-circulated.
We hope we won’t be altering any of it very much, though we realize that there may have to be some unavoidable changes so please let us know if we have made a mistake somewhere.
To assist with quickly finalizing the programme, please confirm your participation by registering on eventbrite by
2nd June 8th June (use the ‘Participant Registration’ tab)
Details of possible provided lunches, exact venues and the social event will be provided later.
Once participation has been confirmed, we will convert the provisional programme into a more definitive one.
All the best,
The organizing committee
For those of you attending the First Colleex Workshop in Lisbon, we’d like to share a few tips allowing you to organize your trip. We’d recommend to do it ASAP.
TIMING & MEALS
The workshop will start on Thursday 13th July before lunch, and continue to Saturday 15th July until 16.00. There will be an informal get-together on the Wednesday evening (12th) for those already in Lisbon.
We hope you can stay for the whole duration of the workshop. The organisation will try to arrange lunch for everyone each day. Each colleex will have to arrange his/her breakfasts and dinners, though.
Please note that July is high season in Lisbon and accommodation demand is very high. We have two suggestions for accommodation in the Belém area (where the Jardim Tropical is located):
A number of double rooms and beds in shared dorms are being held especially for the workshop in the Terrace Hostel
Workshop participants can book by specifying “ICS- Institute of Social Sciences” in their email booking. Hostel staff will then group participants into rooms unless you specify that you want a double room for a slightly higher price. Prices are as follow:
Rates per night:
– double room: 55€
– twin room: 55€
– twin room in bunkbeds: 50€
– room for 8 people: 19€ per bed
– room for 6 people: 21€ per bed
– room for 4 people: 24€ per bed
All rooms have a shared bathroom.
Terrace Hostel offers a fully equipped kitchen, free wi-fi internet in all the rooms, cable TV, DVD’s, books and security lockers.
To get the special price, the hostel suggest to book through the link you find in their website (the offer does not work with Booking.com or AirBnb), and payment can be done via bank transfer. Please note that this offer is only valid until the 10th of May.
The Pensão is also reserving rooms for workshop participants until the 15th of June. Prices are as follow:
Rates per night:
– single room: 46€ + 1€ tourist tax
– double room: 53€ + 2€ tourist tax
– triple room: 68€ + 3€ tourist tax
You can book the room through this link specifying that your reservation is for the ICS – Institute of Social Sciences conference.
SHARING A ROOM-ORGANISING YOUR TRIP WITH OTHER COLLEEX
We will set up a google doc/excel sheet to help you find roommates in case you want to share a room. You can fill in your own details and communicate with everyone else in the workshop using this document. You can also use the document in case you’d prefer to make other accommodation arrangements.
THE VENUE’S LOCATION
Belém is the southwesternmost civil parish of the municipality of Lisbon. Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus, it is located 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of the city centre and 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) west of Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge). Many of Portugal’s distinctive buildings and landmarks are located in this area, including the Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. Beside, Belém also hosts several of the most interesting museums of the city: the newest Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), the Museum Berardo (contemporary art), the Museum of Ethnology, the National Museum of Archaeology, the Coaches Museum.
There are several buses that go to the city center (15E, 714, 728) and the train takes you to central Station Cais do Sodre in less than 10 minutes. For those who enjoy long walks you can reach the city centre through a pedestrian and cycling path by the river.
Lisbon practical information
Image Credits Olivais, Lisboa CC BY
The first Colleex meeting will be held in the Tropical Botanic Garden of Lisbon located in Belem, an iconic neighbourhood that encapsulates the legacy of Portuguese colonial history. In recent years, the garden underwent a process of renovation and monumentalization as an artistic and cultural heritage site, aimed at promoting scientific culture and heritage preservation on tropical science and the history of Portuguese science and technology. Its colonial legacy is a controversial aspect of this renewed institutional interest.
Fieldwork Devices and Companions
13th–15th July 2017, Jardim Botânico Tropical, Lisbon
First International Workshop of the #Colleex
Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation, an EASA network
Deadline extended: Friday 24 March
Call for papers
“Fieldwork is not what it used to be” (Faubion and Marcus, 2009). The investigation of previously ignored social domains and the incorporation of new sensibilities beyond its typically verbal or visual conventions, have expanded ethnography: Anthropologists now engage in novel forms of relationship and intervention, and enter into heterodox exchanges with other disciplines like arts and design. The invocation of experimentation in fieldwork is part of this widened exploration of ethnographic modalities that reshape the norm and form of fieldwork.
The #Colleex network emerged out of collaborations and engagements opened up by a series of events since 2013, both in the EASA conferences and elsewhere in which a number of anthropologists and other professionals (like artist, architects, etc.) evinced their interest in pushing the limits of conventional forms of anthropological fieldwork. The events not only made visible these concerns but experimented with the appropriate pedagogical formats and academic venues to undertake the discussion of this topic. Some participants in the network have taken part in the process of editing the forthcoming book as part of the Berghahn’s EASA Book Series: Experimental collaborations: Ethnography Through Fieldwork Devices.
These are some of the events that led to the creation of the network: