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Commoning practices in multimodal ethnography [EASA Multimodal Ethnography Network] II 
Christos Varvantakis (Athens Ethnographic Film Festival)
Melissa Nolas (Goldsmiths College, University of London)
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Olivia Casagrande (University of Sheffield)
Mathematics & Physics Teaching Centre (MAPTC), 0G/006
Tuesday 26 July, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

We invite contributions that address practices of commoning in multimodal ethnographic research. We especially welcome submissions from collaborative and networked multimodal ethnographic projects within and beyond the academy.

Long Abstract:

The inaugural panel of the EASA multimodal ethnography network aims to provide a collegial space for dialogue and reflection between ethnographers who experiment across modalities and media in their research practice. The panel constitutes a space for the growing international and interdisciplinary network of multimodal ethnographers, within and beyond the academy, to address issues pertinent to the nurturing of this rapidly expanding circuit of practice including but not limited to the role of the following in multimedia and multimodal anthropological compositions: the role of production, collaboration, curation and re-presentation; the appreciation, re-view and feedback of audio-visual compositions; the sites of knowledge and power; the collaborative, transformative, and unfolding temporalities of pre- and post-production; the live event and its afterlife; the role of audiences, publics, and other collectivities.

In particular, for this inaugural meeting and in line with the conference theme, we would invite contributions that address meanings and practices of commoning in multimodal ethnographic research. Multimodal ethnography is not a one stop shop practice (although, sometimes practiced as such). It involves, if not requires collaborations, commoning and public creations. How might thinking about multimodal ethnography take us beyond inherited notions of the 'auteur' in ethnographic practice? How might interlocutors and research participants be involved in the production and interpretations of our multimodal artifacts? How might multimodal ethnographic practice enable us to imagine different futures both for the discipline but also for the topics we research? What sort of audiences and publics do multimodal ethnographies produce within and beyond the academy?

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Session 1 Tuesday 26 July, 2022, -