Making anthropology public – in collaboration

This blog, written by me, Merel de Buck and Yvon van der Pijl, was published on antropologen.nl:

DURING THE DAY OF ANTHROPOLOGY 2017 THE WORKING-GROUP PUBLIC ANTHROPOLOGY ORGANISED A WORKSHOP ON “MAKING ANTHROPOLOGY PUBLIC”. SOME OF THE ISSUES DISCUSSED WERE POWER RELATIONS INHERENT TO RESEARCH, WHEN AND HOW TO INVOLVE RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF SHARING RESULTS. THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE WORKSHOP ARE PRESENTED ON ANTROPOLOGEN.NL IN VARIOUS ARTICLES, STARTING WITH THIS BLOG.

The room was packed for our ethnographic experiment. What we wanted to do? A very small teeny tiny research about public anthropology in collaboration by actually doing it. How we would do it? Well, in a collaborative way, of course! How to make it public? We didn’t know –  write something, film everything, take pictures, keep the ‘raw materials’ that the workshop would produce safe and make it available in a ‘public way’. This is our attempt to do so. Without being really sure how things would turn out we asked every person present to give his/her informed consent by not leaving the room. Everyone stayed, and only one objected to being filmed.

Read more on http://antropologen.nl/making-anthropology-public-in-collaboration/