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Nightlaboratory Milan: nocturnal corporeality and sounds 
Julius-Cezar MacQuarie (University College Cork)
Ger Duijzings (Universit├Ąt Regensburg)
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U6-36, then outside
Start time:
22 July, 2016 at
Time zone: Europe/Rome
Session slots:

Short Abstract:

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Long Abstract:

Preliminary schedule: 21/07 & 22/07

Briefing 1: 21/07 @ 17:00-18:45 | Room: U6-43

Briefing 2: 22/07 @ 19:00-20:45 | Room: U6-36

Brief by

Prof. Dr. Ger Duijzings || 'Explorations of the Nocturnal Soundscapes'

iulius-cezar macarie || 'Nocturnal Anthropologist Reflecting on the Graveyard shift'


Parameters and clarifications (H&S advice, equipment, journey planner, permission (do's/don'ts) for the nocturnal exploration within the site.

22:00 - 05:30 (23 July)

Nightlab Begins with night bus trip to the market

Meeting Point: (TBC)

Program and materials will be handed to participants between 21:00 - 21:30


Nightlab continues with trip to Cornetteria & Rosticceria di Notte

Following nocturnal fieldwork workshops that we conducted in Budapest, Istanbul, London, Moscow and Sofia, for this panel we propose to carry out an experience-near and on-the-ground ethnography --or a "night laboratory"-- in Milan's fish, fruit and vegetable markets. Whilst night walking, and capturing images and sounds at night, we examine its contribution to ongoing reflections on new methods to collect, produce and convey knowledge about corporeality and the rhythms, noises and thoughts of the night and lives of night workers in the nocturnal cities of the future, usually 'invisible' to the dominant diurnal eye and mind.

Keywords: night work, precariat, migrants, nocturnal ethnography, sound