Author: theoctoberanthropologist@gmail.com

Presentation at Open Studios, Studio Strike, Clapham, May 3-4, 2013

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  • On May 27, 2013
I recently presented during the Open Studios of Studio Strike in Clapham. I had rented a space in the studio for nearly a year—from July 2012 to the end of April 2013 and loved it! I’m still a member of the collective, which incorporates people who are both physically present and those of us who […]

“Exchanging the Pith Hat for the Crow Bar,” Presentation at the Sense Loft, hosted by Sense Worldwide, London, March 2013

  • Posted by theoctoberanthropologist@gmail.com
  • On April 1, 2013
Last week, I presented my doctoral research at a public event in the Sense Loft, hosted by Sense Worldwide, a consultancy. They even videotaped and audio recorded the event, so sometime in the future , I may be able to link to these recordings! This was a completely new experience for me because up to […]

Presentation on Anthropological Research Methods, University of Sussex, February 2013

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  • On April 1, 2013
I recently presented my doctoral research in a class on activism for post graduate students in an MA course in Activism for Development and Social Justice at the University of Sussex. The class is taught by my friend, Paul Boyce, an anthropologist specializing in gender and sexuality studies, who is a lecturer in the Anthropology […]

Creating Worlds Workshop, Royal Holloway University of London, January 2013

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  • On January 21, 2013
I’ve neglected this blog for nearly 2 months now. The darkness of winter overcame me so I spent all my time making and eating elaborate meals to compensate. I’ve lived in Northern Europe for nearly 8 years and I am still unaccustomed to the  darkness of December. I’m a New York City girl and New […]

“Lights, camera, research: A seminar on film as a political research tool”: reflections on presentation at University of Essex

  • Posted by theoctoberanthropologist@gmail.com
  • On November 13, 2012
As per my last post, I presented at a seminar at the Center for Work, Organisation, and Society at the University of Essex on Halloween. The seminar was scheduled to last for 4 hours, in which presenters were to talk for 40 minutes each, followed by questions/answer/discussion. It was surreal being in Colchester. The seminar itself […]

Workshop, “Imagining the Grand Domestic Revolution in Munich” with members of Salong, self-organised group within the Art Academy in Munich October 16, 2012

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  • On October 25, 2012
I recently spent 24 hours in Munich  to conduct a workshop with members of  der Salong, a self-organised group of students of the Art Academy in Munich. Binna, the Director of Casco, asked me to present at the seminar with her as well as give a public lecture on the second day. The timing for […]

“Our Autonomous Life” descends upon London! Grand Domestic Revolution exhibition premiere at the Showroom Gallery in London on September 11th and runs until October 27th, 2012

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  • On October 25, 2012
Oh, the science of blogging. This post is about 6 weeks overdue, but no one will actually notice since I’m the only one who sets these deadlines. I seem to update this blog about every 3 months, which seems shamefully late since I should be actively promoting events rather than writing about ones that have […]

Forum, “Lets Squat Something,” this Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at Casco in Utrecht, NL

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  • On April 13, 2012
This coming Sunday, April 15th, Casco will present a forum on squatting and social housing. The forum, “Lets squat something,” is organized around the question, “should squatting go on?”  The question is a play on one popular motto of the Dutch squatters movement, Ideeën ontruim je niet, kraken gaat door!  which translates into: You can’t evict ideas/squatting will […]

Barcelona report, March 2012

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  • On April 9, 2012
I recently went to Barcelona to work and take a break from cold and dark London.  I found my R&R in the form of wonderful amounts of sun, hours sitting in cafes with friends in plazas while drinking coffee, sangrias, and eating tapas.  I was living the dream of the Northern European on holiday. I […]

Chapter update

  • Posted by theoctoberanthropologist@gmail.com
  • On April 9, 2012
Its been a few weeks since I last posted on the blog, so there is quite a bit to ‘report.’ I put the word ‘report’ in quotations since I have no idea who the audience is (if there is one) for this blog, and even if someone reads it, whether s/he cares about what I […]