12201216472?profile=originalIn conjunction with the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Film Festival held biennially at Watershed in Bristol, the RAI runs an academic conference focussing on this year’s theme of: ‘Visual anthropology and speculative futures’ 

As part of this conference the convenors are running a roundtable, hosted at the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol on Tuesday 7th March at 14.15 - 16.15 followed by an informal in-person networking event hosted by Myriad Film & Research from 16.45 for visual practitioners and academics from all disciplines to meet and build connections. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to alex@myriadfilm.com

This roundtable develops the argument that visual anthropologists, using photography and film, have the skills and methodologies to support academics across disciplines to better communicate their research. We will showcase the toolkit of diverse collaborative approaches that can help facilitate the co-creation of imagined futures, in tangible ways, in the present. 

The roundtable will include short presentations and discussion of the following projects followed by a roundtable discussion:

1. How producing a documentary film with an environmental historian helps communicate past practices in water-level management that might have renewed relevance in tackling the impact of ongoing climate change (Greg Bankoff & Alexander Parkyn-Smith)

2. How processes of mutual making can illuminate the ways that digital photography and smartphone SIM cards connect people and foster belonging for those who have experienced displacement www.thesimproject.com (Liz Hingley)

3. How using photography can help communicate the personal narratives of women entrepreneurs in Central Asia (Shumaila Yousafzai & Alexander Parkyn-Smith)

4. How autoethnographic filmmaking grapples with the "messiness" of being black women in academic spaces (Danyelle Greene & Abimbola Ayun)

Collaborative visualisation: the potential for visual anthropologists to support academics from other disciplines, to communicate and further their research using creative methodologies.
Bristol, 7 March 2023, 1415-1615
Register by email: lex@myriadfilm.com

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