Working Session: Experiments with and Challenges to Knowledge
Organizer: Celine Travesi, CREDO, CNRS (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Co-Organizer: James Leach, CREDO, CNRS (email@example.com)
Following a lively and well attended informal session online last year, we look to move to a working session on the basis of the same rubric: we ask: how should anthropologists work with documentation in Oceania today? And how do people in Australia and the Pacific work, or make us work, with documentation?
In this second round, we invite draft papers from those who have experimented with different ways of making documentation in the Pacific, or have been challenged to do so. The idea is to share, and reflect on, all kinds of experiments regardless of their results, with an emphasis on methodological and epistemological concerns.
After the first session, three related areas emerged:
i. Documentation and the relations it engenders, and facilitates, and those that it makes difficult, or obscures.
ii. what kinds of relations can, or even should flow from documentation? And thus:
iii. how might we approach, where can we find inspiration for, thinking about, practicing, and developing the processes of documentation by attending specifically to its relations?