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Ethnography-based art. Undisciplined dialogues and creative research practices. An Introduction.

Chiara Pussetti


This special issue is the result of conversations around ethnography-based artistic practices and art-based research methods, initiated on occasion of a workshop held at the VI Congress of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (APA) in June 2016. The ambition of the artists, anthropologists, performers, designers and curators gathered there was to explore explicit combinations and convergences between artistic and curatorial practices and ethnographic processes, dissolving boundaries in order to defend a more experimental approach to ethnographic representation, privileging art-based, participatory and collaborative research as methods. This dossier situates itself in the blurred zone between anthropology, visual arts, and the new possibilities for conducting and communicating our research, moving across – and defying - academic borders.


Ethnography-based art; methodology; experimentation; collaborative knowledge; representation

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