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CFP - 2nd EASA Colleex workshop - The use•ful•less•ness of the experiment

Dear colleagues,

Please find below the CFP for the 2nd Colleex workshop.

Best,
Organizing committee

The use•ful•less•ness of the experiment
Anthropology and the assembly of the unexpected

4–6 July 2019, Cieszyn, Poland
Second #Colleex Workshop
EASA network #Colleex - Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation

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Submissions. The workshop is open and welcomes to two types of participation:
conventional papers, and open formats and interventions. If interested, please
send us a 250-words abstract with your proposal in the links provided. More
information on submissions below
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More information:
https://colleex.wordpress.com/2nd-colleex-workshop-2019-cieszyn-poland/


Experiments are singular events producing the unexpected: Throwing us
questions we didn’t have, changing our notions of values, and creating the
conditions of their own appreciation. From experimental cultures in natural
sciences to the craft of diverse materials assembled together in artful
practices, experiments always entail an assembly: of people, infrastructures,
materials and techniques. In this second workshop of the Colleex network we
would like to reflect on the ways anthropology arranges its experiments–in
fieldwork, representations, or public engagements–and we would like to
attend closely to the way these experiments mirror those performed in art
practices: What gatherings do our anthropological experiments require? What
values do they bring forth?

From practical experiments that test what we already know to experiments
carried out for the sake of them, experiments often challenge notions of
value–this goes also for the value of the experiment itself. A situation
that is not unusual in the experiments of artists and anthropologists: Working
with their counterparts in the field and engaging in multiple collaborations,
they interfere in coded hierarchies of value and subvert obvious notions of
need in shared experimental exercises. Hence, we seek to deepen our
reflections on the value of ethnographic experimentation in a dialogue between
art and anthropology, particularly foregrounding the use•ful•less•ness
of experimentation: that is, the different modes of appreciating their
usefulness, uselessness or, even, their ‘usefullessness’. We would like to
ask: What new learnings might these dialogues open up? How to appreciate what
they bring forth?

In this meeting in Cieszyn (Poland) we foreground how we could relearn our
ways of assembling experiments, drawing from a wide variety of artful
practices. The Colleex network invites anthropologists who have engaged in
art-related experiments, and anthropologically-inclined artful
practitioners–such as artists, curators, designers, architects and many
others–to share with us the value of our shared experiments. Not limited to
these groups, however, the event is open to anyone interested in the
workshop’s theme of exploring the use•ful•less•ness of the experiment
or the network’s general topic of ethnographic experimentation.

Picking up from our first shared encounter in Lisbon, we want to shift from
the conventional workshop and invite any kind of experimental formats, actions
and methodologies: interventions, re-enactments, performances, videos, films,
installations or mini-exhibitions, and any other format that would provide
common room to think while experimenting together. Besides traditional
paper-giving we welcome any of these explorations on the way we assemble for
learning together.

Submissions
The workshop is open and welcomes to two types of participation: conventional
papers, and open formats and interventions. If interested, please send us a
250-words abstract with your proposal in the links provided. More information
on submissions below

1. Papers. Reflections and nuanced meditations on the value of ethnographic
experimentation and its use•ful•less•ness, and more general discussion
of ethnographic experimentation.

Paper submission: https://tinyurl.com/ycpoygb8

2. Open formats and interventions. Hands-on experiments to try out or develop
for the purposes of discussion and provocation, which take place at the
workshop venue. We invite a wide variety of actions and interventions
displaying an experimental concern with the value and usefulless of
ethnographic experimentation: interventions, re-enactments, performances,
videos, films, installations or mini-exhibitions, and any other forms of
engaging with collected materials that would provide common room/generative
space to think while experimenting together. We welcome proposals from both
individuals and groups. Please state in your proposal the following: material
needs, spatial requirements, time and number of participants. More information
on the Colleex open formats:
https://colleex.wordpress.com/colleex-open-formats/


The network has a very limited funding from EASA that could be used for these
formats if required. Please state that in your proposal and the estimated
funding needed.

Open format submission: https://tinyurl.com/y98vcssd


Dates
March 11: Submission deadline.
March 25 (approx.): Communication of acceptance.
July 4-6: Workshop in Cieszyn.

Contact: colleexnetwork@gmail.com
More information:
https://colleex.wordpress.com/2nd-colleex-workshop-2019-cieszyn-poland/

Overview of the first Colleex workshop: https://tinyurl.com/y8m6pfky


Organization
Political Critique (Cieszyn), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural
Anthropology, University of Silesia (Cieszyn), Institute of Ethnology and
Cultural Anthropology (University of Warsaw). Supported by EASA

Organizing committee. Eeva Berglund (Aalto University, Finland), Adolfo
Estalella (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), Tomasz Rakowski
(University of Warsaw, Poland), Anna Lisa Ramella (University of Siegen,
Germany), Eva Rossal (Ethnographic Museum in Krakow, Poland), Tomás Sánchez
Criado (Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany).

Local committee. Anna Pluta, Joanna Wowrzeczka, and Natalia Kałuża
/Political Critique (Cieszyn)
Grzegorz Studnicki /Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology,
University of Silesia (Cieszyn)

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#Colleex | Collaboratory for Ethnographic Experimentation. An EASA network.
https://colleex.wordpress.com/
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