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Experimenting with creative writing for analysis 
Annelieke Driessen (University of Amsterdam)
Kristine Krause (University of Amsterdam)
Hilary Morgan V. Leathem (Queen's University Belfast)
Grace Zhou (Maynooth University)
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Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC), 02/025
Thursday 28 July, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

Material requirements: pens, paper, scissors, sharpie markers, overhead projector.

Long Abstract:

How can creative writing methods and poetic experimentation help us to become sensitive to our ethnographic material? How can it fuel our conceptual and theoretical thinking?

In this lab we seek to reinvigorate descriptive analytics through engaging with creative writing prompts. We will work through four exercises/prompts in small groups aimed at rethinking our ethnographic material and analysis.

Participants are encouraged to bring portions of their field notes and/or collected documents (copies if possible, as we might be physically manipulating the materials) and an interest in engaging with them creatively; we will be working with these in the lab.

We want to foster a space of experimentation, learning and collaboration in which we collectively take the time to:

- practice anthropological knowledge production with more imagination

- share what helps us to open up new ways of thinking/feeling through writing, and create a

collective ‘inspiration inventory’

- build a writing support network/accountability structure beyond this EASA conference.

Max attendance: 25