CAS Practice Based Research: Practice Theory
The Field, the Researcher, and his*her Study Subjects
By Simon Graf, Annemarie Bucher
How are you as an agent/researcher in the field? What
is your relation to the (human and non-human) study subjects? And vice versa?
The problem of talking about the self and ones own field experience in a
non-narcissistic manner and beyond (ethno-)centrisms has been discussed
manifold. Pierre Bourdieu talks about “participant objectivation” meaning “objectivation
of the subject of objectivation, […] in short of the researcher herself.” Such
revertive perspectives are essential for any systematic field research,
including new collaborative forms of data collection and representation.
This module raises awareness for unsettling questions
on agency, participation, authorship, and its experiences.
This module supports participants with methodological support in ethnographic research relevant to Art in Action. Typical texts include project abstracts, project descriptions, research papers, etc.
It is helpfull for building the skills and strategies needed to analyse and/or conceptualize an Art in Action project.
Simon Graf, ethnographer, cultural theorist, historian. Cultural Studies, Writing Culture Debate, and Critical Masculinity Studies. Research on contemporary hegemonic masculinities. Lectureship at the ZHdK and the Ruhr University Bochum in the autumn semester 2017/18. Lives in the agglomeration of Zurich.
Annemarie Bucher, art and landscape historian,
consultant, curator. PhD in landscape theory at ETH Zurich. Affiliation: Zurich
University of the Arts and Srishti, IN-Bangalore. Co-director FOA-FLUX and MAS
Art & Society. Lives in Switzerland. foa-flux.net