Ethnographic methods are a way to engage with the complexity of socio-spatial phenomena by focusing on the perspectives and practices of those who are involved in them. With this course we want to provide students of various disciplines a platform to exercise different methods in the field and thereby immerse themselves in urban processes. Throughout the semester, small groups will explore different methods (such as interviewing and participant observation), and present their findings in the class. The aim is to facilitate learning by doing, supported by input and consultations. As a seminar group, we will reflect upon our experiences, and discuss the intersection between ethnography and spatial disciplines such as urban planning together with guest lecturers.
The class takes place as a block seminar (28.10.2021, 13.-14.01.2022) in presence. Guest lectures and consultations will be held digitally and scheduled on Thursdays during the semester.
1. Application: between 1. -15. October with a short email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Digital info-meeting: 11 - 12 am on the 21. October for everyone who is interested and applied with an email (on BigBlueButton).
3. Based on the info-meeting, everyone can confirm if they want to participate or not. From this group, 12 people will be admitted to the course.
4. The first seminar-block will take place in presence at 11am - 4pm on the 28. October.