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  • The Ethnography of Absence: Mapping Emotions. Interactive exhibition

Bichard, Jo-Anne and Yurman, Paulina, 2015, Conference or Workshop, The Ethnography of Absence: Mapping Emotions. Interactive exhibition at Design Anthropological Futures, Copenhagen, Denmark, 12 -14 Aug 2015.

Abstract or Description:

Family Rituals 2.0 is a collaborative research project between four UK universities funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Digital Economy programme. Research disciplines with in the project include anthropology, product design, psychology, design interaction and geography. The research is examining how quotidian family rituals contribute to wellbeing for mobile workers and their families during periods of work related separation. The project initially proposed that designers and anthropologists would undertake participant observation with families, but during pilot interviews it became abundantly clear that family time was sacrosanct and the research team were effectively denied access. This focused the project to develop tools for ethnographic encounters one of which was the ‘emotional map’.

Official URL: https://vimeo.com/album/3544981
Subjects: Other > Social studies > L600 Anthropology > L610 Social and Cultural Anthropology
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W280 Interactive and Electronic Design
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Funders: EPSRC, RCA
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 18:23
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 18:23
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2395

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