VERANSTALTUNG: Tagung: 3rd Political Imagination Laboratory (Perugia, 6.–7.12.2019)


Liebe Kolleg*innen,

zum 3rd Political Imagination Laboratory in Perugia laden wir Sie und
Euch herzlich ein. Anmeldungen nehmen wir bis zum 20.11.2019 entgegen

Mit herzlichen Grüßen, Alexander Koensler und Marion Näser-Lather

Dear collegues,

we´re delighted to invite you to the 3rd Political Imagination
Laboratory. If you want to attend, please send a mail to until the 20th of november.

All the best, Alexander Koensler and Marion Näser-Lather

What [Not] Can be Said: Fieldwork as Witnessing?

06-07 December 2019, University of Perugia, Italy
Venue: Palazzo Stocchi, Morlacchi 30, Perugia

Friday, 6th December

Registration and Welcome Coffee

Institutional Greetings

Opening Remarks (Alexander Koensler, Massimiliano Minelli and Marion

15:00h – 17:00
Session A: Representation and Ethics
Nicolò Pezzolo (Genoa): Witnessing Normality
Cecilia Ekström (Gothenburg): Witnessing Violence – Reproducing Power
Enrico Vincenzi (Modena/Reggio Emilia): Describing Contexts as Witness

17:00-17:30 Coffee Break

Session B: Between Research and Activism
Alejandra Navarro Smith (Guadalajara): From Participant Observer to
Collaborative Participant: Research over Cocopah Fishing Rights in the
Colorado River Delta
Melody Howse (Leipzig): Crossing Over – From Witness to Activist
Therese Kelly (Manchester): Researching Vegan Activism: Emotional
Entanglements and the Process of Stepping away

Key-note Lecture and Debate:
Pnina Motzafi-Haller (Be’er Sheva): Who are the Banjara? Dilemmas of
Visual Ethnographic Documentation.

Workshop Dinner

Saturday, 7th December


Session C: Knowledge Production and Power:
Gerhard Schönhofer (Eichstätt): Caught between the Chairs – Researching
Inclusive & Empowering Efforts in the Context of Media Literacy
Workshops in Germany
Alejandro Valderrama Herrera (Dublin): More than a Witness
Piotr Goldstein (Berlin): Visualising the Invisible – Take Two: Two
Cheers for Hipster Activism

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

Session D: Closeness and Distance
Christine Hämmerling (Zürich): Establishing Closeness –a Comparison of
Professional Emotional Managers in Face-to-Face-Fundraising and
Interview Contacts
Eugenio Moltisanti (Perugia): Witness of Affactchué (Documentary)
Vani Xaxa (New Delhi): Doing Fieldwork and Writing Ethnographic
Fieldnotes: a Woman Researcher´s Perspective

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

Session E: Research and positioning
Anna Cristina Vargas (Turin): A Positioned Ethnographer in a
Never-Ending War
Bogdan Iancu (Bucharest): Place-based Elicitation: Co-optation as Driver
of Empathy
Konstantina Bousmpoura (Athens)/Paula Serafini (Leicester):
Witness-Conflict-Impact: Reflections on Positionality in Art Practice,
Activism and Ethnographic Research
Sonja Moghaddari (Trento): Treffen (Documentary)

16:30-17:00 Coffee Break

17:00-19:00 Thematical Working Groups

19:00 Final Workshop Assembly

20:00 Dinner and After Workshop Party with DJ Prof Bartoli

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