Together, with all of you, we want to try one thing – “thinking out of the box”. We are starting a dialogue between (future) researchers and media practitioners who have comparable ways of working ethnographically in a field, and who are confronted with similar challenges and levels of disruption, such as travel restrictions, gaining and maintaining field access, finding contacts and forging cooperation, as well as ethical questions of representation of social life and scenes of conflict and injustice.
The guiding questions for this practical Autumn School is: What can (academic) researchers and practitioners learn from one another when it comes methodological challenges and obstacles in field work? How do we move beyond practices that are established but do not serve as – as researchers, filmmakers, storytellers, activists, or journalists?
How do we deal with disruption forced on us, such as travel bans or closed borders. How do we deal with internal disruption, when we are confronted with different roles we inherent, or with ethical concerns?