By Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) Armed with his camera, Randy Hage explores urban landscapes threatened with eradication through development, gentrification, or other civic improvement schemes. Yet unlike the many other salvage-oriented artists who photographically document such streetscapes lest they vanish, Hage translates his photos into meticulously crafted scale models. Rather than
American Anthropological Association Meetings 2013 Chicago, Illinois USA Sunday, November 24th, 10 am – 1 pm Crucial infrastructures in North America have begun to reach the ends of their lifespan, with malfunctions and their effects increasingly commanding public and political attention. Our installation draws on a burgeoning conversation in anthropology
Matt Voigts, UCL Digital Anthropology In January 2013, the London Underground marked 150 years of operation; the world’s oldest subterranean railway, it shares the space below street-level with bricked-over rivers, sewers (the two being often quite similar, if not the same), wires, pipes, ruins of eras past and the dead.
25th August – 3rd September 2013, Antwerp, Belgium Applications can be submitted by completing the online registration form at www.ua.ac.be/VisualMethodsSeminar from January 1st 2013 until April 15th 2013. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION The University of Antwerp announces a 10 day program of study and practice in visual methods research and teaching
A note from Dimitris Dalakolgou, Department of Anthropology, Sussex University “The City at the Time of Crisis” is an urban anthropology project which examines the everyday public socialities and materialities of Athens during the current capitalist crisis. It focuses on urban public spaces in an effort to study ethnographically the rapid
3 March, Wall Parade Protest, Berliner Mauer East Side Gallery. The past few days have seen a peaceful protest in the Ostbahnhof area of the German Capital for the protection of culture, history and the Berliner Mauer East Side Gallery. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/01/berlin-wall-protests?INTCMP=SRCH
Anthropologists who research bicycling, urban and otherwise, are invited to attend an experimental conference being held April 16-17th in Davis, California. The preferred deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday, February 10th. More details below and at http://bicicultures.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/cfp/.
Special Issue of Wildproject: Journal of Environmental Studies From Sleepy Hollow to Battery Park, Broadway follows the lower Hudson valley down to the New York harbor. Broadway is more than an avenue or a road: it is a fragment of American ground and mythology, and a transect through one of the
In a previous post we already discussed the ‘ergonomics of public and political life’, which we defined as the various ways in which our bodies ‘fit’ in the material environments that we inhabit and about how this ‘fitting’ shapes the quality of public and political life. The post was a way of signaling the