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12:00 - 14:00 31 October 2014

Ethnographic conceptualism in the City


Slade Reseach Centre (link Map)
Woburn Square | London | WC1H 0AB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Michał Murawski, UCL SSEES, Michał Murawski is an anthropologist of architecture, who has worked on projects at the intersection of contemporary art, ethnography and academia in Warsaw, London and Moscow. He is currently conducting research on Moscow’s relationship to its Stalinist urban legacy as Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, UCL.
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, Humboldt-Universität, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll’s art-research practice grows out of a PhD written in Art and Architectural history at Harvard University and a conceptual installation art degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She is currently a Fellow at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, University of Cambridge, Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov is Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include anthropology of the state and governmentality, exchange theory, socialist modernity and post-socialism, and the legacies of the Cold War. He is author of The Social Life of the State in Sub-Arctic Siberia (Stanford University Press).

‘Ethnographic conceptualism’ is an experimental methodological approach, which deploys conceptual art as an anthropological research tool.

This discussion event features the researchers connected to this project and an invited discussant to explore the core proposition: that ethnographic conceptualism constitutes a methodological approach uniquely suitable for translating the ‘holistic’ gaze of anthropology to large-scale urban settings.


Jordan Rowe
+44 (0)20 3108 9402 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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