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Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations is made possible through funding from the UC Office of the President, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and participating units across University of California campuses.
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Saturday, October 29 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Sensory Ethnography Writing Lab

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"Writing offers the chance to cultivate an attentiveness to life itself, and to enhance perceptions with the precision of words,” writes Kirin Narayan, a cultural anthropologist and writer whose work straddles the line between ethnography and creative nonfiction. This workshop takes Narayan’s book “Alive in Writing: Crafting Ethnography in the Company of Chekhov” as a source and inspiration. How can we write sensation? How can we write in descriptive and evocative ways to bring the matters driving our projects to life on the page? Using free writing and prompts, the organizers will set our writing processes and collaborative work in motion. We ask participants to bring quotes, images, or ideas for prompts with them as well. Together, we will develop a toolbox of sensory ethnographic writing prompts and exercises that we can all take with us.

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Christina Aushana

Ph.D. Student in Communication, University of California, San Diego
Christina is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation examines police training facilities and patrol work as sites of performative practices, tracing these engagements with performance from policing to incarceration... Read More →
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Katrin Pesch

Assistant Professor of Film Studies
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Kara Wentworth

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Diego
Kara Wentworth is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work straddles anthropology, science and technology studies, communication and cultural studies.  Building on feminist engagements with science and technology, her work asks questions about the politics of knowledge and difference... Read More →

Saturday October 29, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm PDT
SSB 105