Since established in 2006, the Center has hosted a diverse array of projects and seminars
supporting continuing innovation in the practice, expression, and theorization of
ethnography. Over the years, the Center has experimented with an array of tactics,
including Ethnocharrettes, Para-sites, and many modes of collaboration.
In 2018-2019, the Center will extend its outreach, inviting new affiliates (individuals
and organizations) and participation in a suite of programs. The Center’s running
seminar series -- Tuning Ethnography -- will focus on the interlacing of ethnography and digital infrastructure, enacted
through varied engagements with the Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography.
The Center’s 2018-2019 annual program, Visualization in Ethnography, will involve a thematic seminar: Visualization Across Disciplines, a design project: Visualizing Toxic Subjects, and a Field Works project: Soiled Grounds.
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|UCI CENTER FOR ETHNOGRAPHY PRESENTS
VISUALIZING TOXIC SUBJECTS
28 - 31 May 2019, Viewpoint Gallery (UCI Student Center)
Curators: Kim Fortun and James Adams
Visualizing Toxic Subjects is a collaborative project in which participants are collecting,
captioning, sharing and commenting on ethnographic visualizations, working to update
ways of using a variety of visual materials in the conduct and expression of ethnography.
Blog Post (Teaching Culture)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
4:00 – 4:30pm: Guided Tour
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
11:00 – 11:30am: Guided Tour
Thursday, May 30, 2019
12:00 – 12:30 pm: Guided Tour
Friday, May 31, 2019 (11:30-12 + 1-1:30)
10:00 –11:30am: Center for Ethnography Annual Program 2019-2020
11:30am – 12:00pm: Guided Tour
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00 – 1:30pm: Guided Tour
1:30 – 3:30pm : VtS Seminar
3:30 – 4:00pm: Reception
Prof. Kim Fortun
Professor and Department Chair in the University of California Irvine’s Department
of Anthropology. Her research and teaching focus on environmental risk and disaster.
Her research has examined how people in different geographic and organizational contexts
understand environmental problems, uneven distributions of environmental health risks,
developments in the environmental health sciences, and factors that contribute to
James Adams is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of California Irvine.
He received his BA in Anthropology from the University of North Texas in 2012. James’
dissertation research examines the ways different thought collectives are producing
and mobilizing data to justify and guide a shift away from fossil fuel sources of
electricity in Austin, Texas. He is especially interested in drawing out the many
kinds of systems and scales of activity involved in “energy transition,” highlighting
the importance of data and evidentiary practices in this type of sociotechnical change.
James has an emphasis in Law, Society, and Culture and a specialization in Anthropologies
of Medicine, Science, and Technology.
The Spring 2017 workshop on collaborative projects conceived and held at the Center
for Ethnography will appear as a volume titled “Collaborative Anthropology: a Collection of Exceptions” edited by Dominic Boyer and George Marcus at Cornell University Press. It is the
third volume in a series, reassessing ethnography as a method in changing times. Each
volume is the result of a workshop organized and conceived at the Center for Ethnography.