Category Archives: Visual Methods

Nov 14 2014

From behind the lens in a familiar place: Reflections on using photography to explore gentrification in Los Angeles

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As I would assume many do, I found field research by far the most exciting part of the PhD experience. During the fieldwork stage not only was I released from the isolating process of reading, writing, and project planning, but … Continue reading

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Jul 21 2014

Art in the field: harvesting visual narratives in the dispersed city

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This post presents a project that engaged designers and citizens in the creation of representations – visual narratives, or films – documenting and interpreting urban conditions in the city of Winnipeg, Canada. The intention of the project was that these … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

Challenging hierarchical research relations and improving research trustworthiness: the use of member checking

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This contribution discusses the use of member checking in Tot, Kenya and Engaruka, Tanzania as enriching practices for both the researched and the researcher. By utilising a series of pamphlets produced in local languages, participants are able to see the … Continue reading

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Feb 17 2014

Doing fieldwork in Shanghai: Notes on visual methods and ethnographic practices

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This contribution offers intimate insights on entering the field, establishing relationships with research participants and the use of visual methods to gather material. It builds on my work on the coexistence between the old and the new in Shanghai, spanning … Continue reading

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