Meetings are, together with papers and books, perhaps the quintessential mechanism for the circulation of academic knowledge. And yet, despite their relevance, we usually resort to the most conventional formats: paper presentations, round tables, etc. Nevertheless, anthropology has recently recognised the need to explore other ways of sharing our knowledge and thinking together. The lab call that EASA has made in the last two conferences evinces an interest that we at the Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation (#Colleex) network also share. In our case, we strongly believe that they should be considered as part and parcel of a discussion on ethnographic experimentation. In this sense, this documentaion project has a twofold goal. First, we aim at bringing for discussion the relevance of meeting formats as pedagogical spaces for the apprenticeship of ethnographic experimentation. Second, we argue for the need to document these meeting formats so that they may travel, be learnt and reproduced elsewhere.

Academic encounters, venues to re-train ourselves. An initiative to document open formats (compilation, PDF)

The Lab is not Blah. Academic encounters, venues to re-train ourselves (position paper)

How to do ethnography through (epistemic) love letters


CLEENIK – Clinic of anthropological ethnographic experiments

Postcards and Ethnography