“The Man Who Almost Killed Himself” is a play in collaboration with Theatre Director Josh Azouz, based on my texts “Ethnography, Art and Death” (2007) Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 13(1) and “Strange Distance: Towards an Anthropology of Interior…Read More →
Some selected works by students, staff and alumni of the Granada Centre - continuously updated!
A decade since Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch’s ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music…Read More →
Air Pressure is a collaborative project by Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox. Begun in 2010, it involved two periods of field work in Narita, Japan to explore the heard world of one farming family whose organic holding is now encircled…Read More →
S.A.P.E is the acronym for the Society of Ambience Makers and Elegant People. The followers of this movement call themselves sapeurs, men devoted to elegant dressing. SAPE becomes a performed experience encompassing a world of meanings and symbols. Originally from…Read More →
Doing time anywhere is tough, but especially in Latin America. The majority of prisoners on the continent have to deal with overcrowding, poor conditions, and there are regular cases of human rights abuses. In the summer of 2013 I was…Read More →
Envisioning Normality is an ethnographic project on youth with serious illnesses, chronic disorders and disabilities maintain a sense of normality in their life, and how they define their identity in the face of continual life disruption and physical limitation. This…Read More →