How can we reposition the role of a researcher as a collaborative participant in practices of making and knowing? This panel invites contributions which explore collaborative audiovisual methods in diverse contexts, critically interrogating the power relations which underly production of knowledge.
What should be recorded, by who and in which format? These are questions which directly impact the making of anthropological knowledge itself. How can we reposition the role of a researcher as a collaborative participant in creative practices of making and knowing? These questions challenge us to rethink our concepts and revise our attitudes towards the practices of making and producing knowledge. Audio-visual materials which adopt a reflexive and situated lens which acknowledges the different variants which shape recording practices and define the conditions of possibility of knowledge. The UCL Multimedia Anthropology Lab has explored these questions through a participatory and collaborative process of co-creation with Guarani and Kaiowá communities in Brazil.
This panel invites contributions which explore these collaborative and participatory audio-visual methods in diverse contexts, in an effort to critically interrogate the role of researchers, filmmakers, and authors in the production of knowledge. By challenging Eurocentric paradigms of sound and vision, new experiences of sensory experience, and possibilities for affective and conceptual encounter become imaginable.
Accepted papers:Session 1 Thursday 9 March, 2023, -
Ludovica Fales (University College London)
Sara Baumann (University of Pittsburgh) Sara Parker (Liverpool John Moores University) Sushma Bhatta Laxmi Dhital