DGSKA 2019 Konstanz – Plenary ‘Envisioning Anthropological Futures’

Under the theme ‘The End of Negotiations? / Das Ende der Aushandlungen?‘ the DGSKA (German Association of Social and Cultural Anthropology) celebrated it’s 2019 conference from September 29th till October 2nd at the Universität Konstanz.

Kristina Mashimi and Thomas Stodulka (on behalf of the DGSKA board) organised and moderated the following plenary session, to which they invited some of us “mid-career scholars” – Janina Kehr (Universität Bern), Sandra Calkins (FU Berlin), Michaela Haug (Universität zu Köln) and yours truly – to envision anthropological futures departing from our own experiences engaging in public, inter and transdisciplinary settings, their epistemic and methodological opportunities and limitations.

Below you could find further information on the session, as well as links to the videos / audio files of our interventions. Hope you enjoy it.

Plenary session IV: Envisioning anthropological futures

Tuesday, 1.10.2019, 9.00-11.00h, Audimax

In the wake of political, economic, and ecological transformations of the contemporary world, and the far-reaching impact of digitalization and mediatization, social and cultural anthropologists are challenged to continuously rethink their theoretical, methodological, and professional practices. Not only are they required to respond to the emerging topical challenges of globalizing, postcolonial research settings by engaging the expertise from other social science and humanities’ disciplines, the wider field of area studies, and the natural and health sciences. They also face growing expectations from their interlocutors, funding organizations, and their immediate professional environments in regard to shifting standards of research ethics and data management, the engagement in various modes of collaborative research, and meeting their responsibilities to society and the public.

This plenary assembles presentations from 4-5 early to mid-career scholars who discuss the challenges and tensions they face when doing anthropology today. They will outline their visions for future positionings of the discipline regarding its epistemological and methodological opportunities and limitations in inter- and transdisciplinary research settings. Furthermore, the panelists will discuss the discipline’s engagement in academic teaching and the move towards open access publishing, as well as its intervention in public debates. As a forum for innovation, the plenary session is less concerned with systematic reviews of previous disciplinary discussions than with the articulation of future visions for practice and collaboration in and beyond the context of anthropology (or, in the German-speaking context, Ethnologie or Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie). The contributions will be published in the upcoming 150th anniversary issue of the Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (ZfE, 2019) which will be edited collectively by the DGSKA board and is due to appear in time for the 2019 conference.

Videos / Audio files

Janina Kehr (Universität Bern): Crafting the Otherwise in Medicine and Anthropology

Tomás Criado (HU Berlin): Anthropology as a careful design practice?

Sandra Calkins (FU Berlin): Writing planetary futures: Plants, loss, and intersections of STS and anthropology in Germany

Michaela Haug (Universität zu Köln): Looking into the future through the lens of hope: environmental change, diverse hopes and the challenge of engagement

Care in Trouble: Ecologies of Support from Below and Beyond

In the last year, my colleague Vincent Duclos and I have been working on different versions of an essay that has just been given green light by the Medical Anthropology Quarterly. It’s been a hard process, but also a wonderful occasion to learn from the inspiring work of many colleagues and a joyful opportunity to experiment together with a conceptual writing repertoire.

Titled “Care in Trouble: Ecologies of Support from Below and Beyond” the article wishes to map out how care has proliferated as an analytical and technical term aimed at capturing a vast array of practices, conditions, and sentiments. As we argue in our exploratory orienting essay–rather than a deep dive ethnography–care seems to have also expanded to many other reproductive domains of life, where it has been mobilized as a conceptual lens that affords privileged access to the human condition.

This essay is premised on the conviction that, in spite of and perhaps also because of its rising popularity, the analytics of care is in trouble. Drawing inspiration from STS, “new materialist” work, and the writings in black, Indigenous, anticolonial, feminist, and crip studies, we suggest that discussions within anthropology might benefit from opening care from both “below” and “beyond” in what we are calling “ecologies of support.”

Ecologies of support are not to be mistaken for all-encompassing environments. Their protective effects more often than not are discontinuous and unevenly distributed. Thinking about ecologies of support entails placing a new focus on how different kinds of bodies are differentially supported, cared for, and capable of influencing their own conditions of support. Because spaces of care and safety can also easily morph into forms of containment and exclusion, what is needed are more accurate cartographies of the many intersections and frictions between the enveloping and the diverging, the protecting and the containing, the enduring and the engendering, as they play out in care practices.

Our proposal is for anthropology to not simply seek to represent or bear witness to these practices, but also to reinvigorate care by experimenting with modes of inquiry and intervention that operate along new axes of movement and new relational possibilities—a dynamic ecosystem if you will.

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The article is now available at the MAQ. We would be happy and eager to learn from your comments and reactions to it, if you had any.

Picture CC BY 2006 Vladimer Shioshvili

Abstract

Over the last decades, care has proliferated as a notion aimed at capturing a vast array of practices, conditions, and sentiments. In this article, we argue that the analytics of care may benefit from being troubled, as it too often reduces the reproduction of life to matters of palliation and repair, fueling a politics of nationalism and identitarianism. Picking up the threads of insight from STS, “new materialisms,” and postcolonial feminist and indigenous scholarship, we discuss care from “below” and “beyond,” thus exposing tensions between the enveloping and the diverging, the enduring and the engendering, that play out in care practices. We propose “ecologies of support” as an analytic that attends to how humans are grounded in, traversed by, and undermined by more‐than‐human and often opaque, speculative, subterranean elements. Our proposal is for anthropology to not simply map life‐sustaining ecologies, but to experimentally engage with troubling modes of inquiry and intervention.

Published in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, doi:10.1111/maq.12540 | PDF

Technologies of friendship: Accessibility politics in the ‘how to’ mode

Thanks to the joyful invitation by Joanna Latimer & Daniel López–possibly two of the best editors in the planet, capable of hosting the nicest people and make all of us enjoy wonderful and lively debates–, I am honoured to take part in their absolutely flabbergasting Sociological Review monograph ‘Intimate Entanglements’ with an impressive line-up. Do not miss this one!

The monograph focuses on rethinking the relation between “the abstract and general connection between entanglement and knowledge-making by grounding it within specific socio­material relations”, proposing us to pay special attention to intimacy not as a category of the local and experiential as opposed to the scientific or universal. Instead, as the editors suggest, “by foregrounding what is often made invisible in extant accounts of how knowledge is done, the authors explore how a focus on affect restructures possibilities for more situated knowledge, that involves non-anthropocentric modes of relatedness in a wide range of substantive domains and communities of practice”.

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My own humble contribution to this collective effort is a particular ode, entangling intimately with the practices and spaces of ‘mutual access’ we pried open when searching to inhabit En torno a la silla.

Technologies of friendship: Accessibility politics in the ‘how to’ mode

Abstract

This text is an ethnographic account of a singular, Barcelona-based activist endeavour called En torno a la silla (ETS): a do-it-yourself and open design and making collective engaging in a very peculiar form of accessibility politics beyond a ‘disability rights’ framework. In it, I entangle intimately with ETS’s relational interventions, in the form of making and documentation processes. What animates me is a political engagement with the practice of ‘re-description’, paying attention to the singularity of what relational vocabularies and practices bring to the fore. In describing the context of its appearance, as well as several of the collective’s endeavours, I address ETS’s relational register. Rather than being a clear-cut activist group with the aim of materialising the ‘inclusion’ of ‘disabled people’ through ‘technical aids’, ETS engaged in producing what they called ‘technologies of friendship’: frail and careful material explorations opening up interstitial relational spaces of ‘mutual access’ between bodily diverse people. Through circulating tutorials, poetic accounts, digitally and in workshops and presentations, ETS’s technologies of friendship became also ways of addressing how relations can be materialised and reflexively described, making available in its wake ways to re-enact them. Thus it produced an inspiring ‘how to’ accessibility politics: a material-political concern with the speculative opening up and materialisation of conditions for the very happening of relations, relating at the hinges of unrelatability.

Published in the Sociological Review, 67 (2) 408–427 | PDF

Acknowledgements

This article has benefited from a series of kind spaces functioning as ‘technologies of friendship’ in themselves. I would here like to warmly thank: Isaac Marrero Guillamón and the 2016 Goldsmiths’ Anthropology ‘Research >< Practice’ seminar series; Gonzalo Correa and the 2016 MA in Social Psychology students at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo; Marisol de la Cadena and the attendees at a 2017 UC Davis ‘STS Food for Thought’ event; Joanna Latimer, Daniel López, and the commentators at the 2018 ‘Intimate Entanglements’ workshop in York; and a 2018 seminar of the CareNet group in Barcelona, all of whom greatly helped me finetune the article’s main ideas. I dedicate this account to my friends from En torno a la silla, in the hope that this could serve to bring ourselves closer to yet-to-be-found intimate others.

Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) 2019 conference “Who cares?”- Keynote on ‘how to care’

The Nordic Design Research Society (Nordes) organises its 8th biannual conference next 3–4 June 2019 at the Aalto University in Helsinki (Finland), under the timely topic ‘Who cares?‘, whose call looks fantastic:

 What do, or should, we care about in design and design research today? Underpinning the question are issues of culture and agency – who cares, for whom, and how? Taking care, or being cared for, evokes the choice of roles, and processes of interaction, co-creation and even decision-making. Caring, as a verb, emphasizes care as intention, action and labor in relation to others. Care can be understood as concern for that beyond oneself, for others and, thus, human, societal and even material and ecological relations are at stake. The question of care is also a call for questioning relationships, participation and responsibility, democratic and sustainable ways of co-existing. From this expansive societal standpoint, we could even ask who cares about design? And what should we do about it? The 8th biennial Nordes conference poses the question, “Who cares?”, exploring related questions, issues and propositions concerning responsibilities, relationships, ways of doing and directing design today.

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In the 2019 Nordes conference, we draw inspiration from notions of care as a lens through which to reflect upon and critique as well as potentially to refocus and redirect design and design research. Care might be understood in relation to philosophical lines of inquiry in other disciplines exploring theories, politics and ethics of care. Care might be understood concretely in relation to the ideals and infrastructures of welfare and healthcare systems, or service interactions. Care might be understood personally as a mindset seeking out what is meaningful for people, and for life, and with design as reflective and skilled action concerned with improving things and preferred situations.

Thanks to the generous invitation of the organising committee I will have the immense honour to act as one of the keynote speakers, contributing to one of the main themes of the conference: ‘How to care?’ (Care and care-ful materials, methods and processes in design and design research) – For this, I will be sharing my anthropological work on and my different modes of engagement with inclusive design.

2018 Winter School of the Estonian Academy of Arts “Building Lives”

Delighted to be in Tallinn for the 2018 Winter School of the Estonian Academy of Arts (15-19 of January), thanks to the invitation of Francisco Martínez.

In particular, in my presentation–titled Technologies of friendship? Open design objects and their figurations of relatedness–I will be speaking about some of the particular creative processes of En torno a la silla (or ETS, the Barcelona-based critical disability and open design collective I have been part of since 2012), gadgets and indoor/outdoor spatial interventions whose conception and execution have entailed a  series of experiments whereby the relation between the people involved was granted particular architectural and design affordances. Indeed, and thanks to particular relations they have afforded, I will refer to them using the particular name the very collective has employed: i.e. technologies of friendship. Thinking from there I will search to unfold how En torno a la silla’s open design objects should not only be described as inscribing and supporting already existing relations but also affording a plexus of potential figurations of forms of relatedness, whereby the process of making is also a process of relating. Or, as I would call it, an exploration into a ‘how-to’ friendship: a particular mode of relating premised on the very concern of discussing and showing the how-to of relations.

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This Winter school, with the title Building Lives, invites for a reflection on the place buildings occupy in peoples’ biographies by studying the transformations of built forms and its correlation with individual subjectivities and societal changes at large. Specifically, the objective of the event is to explore the possibilities to correlate personal maturing and the life states of buildings and provide new tools, concepts and frameworks for understanding the plural life stages of the built environment.

A key proposition behind this Winter School is that comparisons can be drawn between the biographies of persons and the biographies of buildings, yet perhaps the metaphor of biography highlights a too linear process of change, instead of the eventful discontinuation and change of states they might go through.

The programme is set up to reconsider the birth, death, and reconstitution of the built environment by paying attention to the different relations that emerge between buildings and people. The event will consist of lectures, workshops and artists talks, including a keynote and four excursions. Some possible lines of thought addressed by papers may be:

  • What are the recognised stages of a building’s life?
  • Can we use human metaphors to study the built environment?
  • In which ways do buildings store personal memories and social significance?
  • What discrete activities are engendered to maintain buildings alive?
  • When or what is the ultimate no-return point that marks the death of buildings and their functional discontinuation?

Organiser: Francisco Martínez

Invited scholars: Tomás Errázuriz (Andrés Bello, Chile); Andres Kurg (EKA); Patrick Laviolette (Tallinn Univ.), Michał Murawski (Queen Mary Univ. of London); Tomás Sánchez Criado (Munich Center for Technology in Society)

Artists, designers & architects: Andra Aaloe; Flo Kasearu; Paul Kuimet; Laura Kuusk; Karli Luik; Triin Ojari; Margit Säde; Ingel Vaikla and Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla.

Programme

15th, Monday (Suur Kloostri 11, Interior Design Dept.)

10:30 Introduction and lecture by F. Martínez, Architectural Taxidermy

11:45 Seminar by P. Kuimet

14:00 Seminar by L. Kuusk

15:00 Lecture by T. Errázuriz, When new is not better: the making of home through holding on to objects

16:00 Seminar by T.K. Vaikla, How long is the life of a building? Screening the film ‘The House Guard’ (I. Vaikla, 2014),

17:00 Excursion to the F. Kasearu Museum.

16th, Tuesday (Suur Kloostri 11, Interior Design Dept.)

10:30 Students’ Seminar.

14:00 Excursion to the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design.

16:00 Excursion: Sense of Domesticity by A. Aaloe & M. Säde.

17th, Wednesday Independent research by the students, preparing their own work on the biographical correlation between people and buildings / the built space.

18th, Thursday (Suur Kloostri 11, Room 103, Art History Dept.)

10:00 Keynote Lecture by M. Murawski, People make buildings (and buildings make people), but not under conditions of their own choosing. Chair, A. Kurg.

12:00 Round table about the life stages of buildings with T. K. Vaikla, K. Luik, T. Ojari, A. Kurg, and M. Murawski.

14:00 Independent research by the students

19th, Friday (Suur Kloostri 11, Interior Design Dept.)

10:30 Lecture by T. Sánchez Criado, Technologies of friendship? Open design objects and their figurations of relatedness.

12:00 Lecture by P. Laviolette, Buildings A-live

14:30 Presentations by students.

Functional Diversity as a Politics of Design? – DISEÑA, 11 (Special issue on Design & Politics)

The Chilean journal DISEÑA has just published its latest bilingual issue (Spanish & English), a detailed reflection on the relations between Politics & Design (DISEÑA #11), carefully edited by Martín Tironi.

I collaborate with a reflection (pp. 148-159) on the ‘politics’ of design–in a Rancièrian sense–undertaken by ‘functional diversity’ activism after the 15-M uprisings, and my participation in the En torno a la silla collective.

¿La diversidad funcional como una política del diseño?

Este artículo es una indagación sobre el activismo de la “diversidad funcional” tras la ocupación de las plazas del 15-M español, y, más concretamente, acerca de cómo a partir de ella la diversidad funcional se convierte en un repertorio que politiza el diseño (particularmente el mercado de ayudas técnicas y entornos accesibles desarrollados de acuerdo con el modelo social de la discapacidad). Para apuntalar una lectura de la política del diseño —en el sentido de la filosofía política de Jacques Rancière— que ahí aparece, tomaré como caso un pequeño proyecto colaborativo desarrollado por el colectivo de diseño abierto radicado en Barcelona En torno a la silla.

15-M _ Diversidad funcional _ En torno a la silla _ política del diseño _ Rancière

Functional diversity as a politics of design?

This article is an inquiry into the activism around ‘functional diversity’ after the public square occupations of the Spanish 15-M movement; and, more specifically, how, in them, ‘functional diversity’ developed into a repertoire for the politicisation of design (notably, the market of technical aids and accessible environments created according to the social model of disability). To underpin the particular reading of the politics of design —in the sense developed by political philosopher Jacques Rancière— that appears there, I will describe a small collaborative project put together by the Barcelona-based open design collective En torno a la silla.

15M _ En torno a la silla _ Functional diversity _ Politics of design _ Rancière

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Diseño UC – Workshop interdisciplinario: “Pensar a través de objetos. Conversaciones cruzadas entre Diseño, Arquitectura y Ciencias Sociales”

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Workshop interdisciplinario 14 de diciembre de 10-14 en la Escuela de Diseño, Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Estudios Urbanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Organizan: Martín Tironi, Pablo Hermansen, Renato Bernasconi, Matías Valderrama | Patrocina: Fondecyt Nº 11140042 – The Smart Citizen project

Proyectos:

– Prototipo como dispositivo cosmopolítico. Etnografía de prácticas de diseño en el Zoológico Nacional de Chile (Pablo Hermansen & Martín Tironi)

Escenografía del Retablo de las Maravillas (Ximena Ulibarri)

– Trabajo con tejedoras del Maule Cordillera sobre los usos de los colores (Soledad Hoces de la Guardia)

Monolith controversies (Pedro Alonso & Hugo Palmarola)

– Proyectos del curso diseño y agonismo, como el proyecto de diseño de Álvarez Dumont sobre prácticas activistas de recolección de la naturaleza (Diego Gómez Venegas)

Resistencia gráfica en la Dictadura en Chile (Nicole Cristi)

Pensar con los relaves mineros (Sebastián Ureta)

INTRODUCCIÓN

¿Y si los métodos de investigación no sólo describieran realidades “allí afuera”, sino que también contribuyeran a la elaboración de formas de realidad? Esta es la hipótesis de partida de numerosas reflexiones en el ámbito de los Science and technology studies (STS) (Callon, 1999; Law & Urry, 2004; Lury & Wakeford, 2012), que pueden ayudarnos a generar puntos de encuentro interesantes entre Arquitectura, Ciencias Sociales y Diseño.

Según estos trabajos, los métodos no se limitan a describir el mundo tal cual es, sino que también provocan aquello que dicen describir (Callon, 1999). Esto plantea al menos la cuestión de cuáles son las “políticas ontológicas” de esos métodos (Law & Mol, 1999; Urry, 2004): esto es, dado que la realidad no preexiste al repertorio de prácticas, teorías y métodos empleados para aproximarse a ella, las prácticas de investigación sobre la vida social nunca son neutrales ni desencarnadas, sino enunciados ad hoc para ciertos fines prácticos. Por ello, debemos entender qué realidades traen o no a la presencia estos métodos y, por tanto, qué formas de compromiso y de comprensión de los problemas describen o plantean.

En este sentido, los métodos y protocolos de investigación de cada disciplina no sólo demandan ser evaluados según sus propósitos y fines, sino también exigen ser examinados como objetos de estudio en sí mismos, desentrañando la ‘vida social’ en la que surgen y los efectos que despliegan (Law & Ruppert, 2013; Savage, 2013). Por otra parte, producto de la introducción de diferentes dispositivos de investigación, de la apertura de inexplorados campos de estudio, del creciente interés por mirar más allá de los límites metodológicos convencionales y de las posibilidades que trae el trabajo interdisciplinario, actualmente diversos investigadores están explorando formas más experimentales para comprender y explicar el mundo social, ya sea en sus formatos de colaboración y difusión como en en sus estrategias de intervención y producción de conocimiento (Back & Puwar, 2012; Marcus, 2013). Muchas realidades se mantendrían opacas si no se asumiera seriamente la incorporación de nuevos dispositivos e instrumentos de observación y análisis que permitieran rediseñar los repertorios disponibles para para aproximarse, tangibilizar y hacer hablar la realidad (Callon, 2002). En esta dirección por ejemplo, Mike Michael (2012) ha planteado la necesidad de incorporar la figura conceptual del “idiota” propuesta por Deleuze y Stengers para provocar cambios en las metodologías convencionales, provocando situaciones especulativas.

¿Qué repertorios metodológicos son necesarios para hacerse permeable a dimensiones ‘más que humanas’, rastreando los procesos inciertos y enredos múltiples que caracterizan nuestra vida social (Asdal, Druglitrø y Hinchliffe, 2016; Law, 2004)? ¿Cómo incorporamos la agencia de los materiales y métodos desplegados en los procesos de investigación? ¿Qué tipos saberes encarnados y materializados producen los diseñadores y arquitectos que desafían las formas de producción de conocimiento de las ciencias sociales, y al mismo tiempo, qué saben las cosas y materialidades que los humanos desconocemos?

PROPÓSITO DEL WORKSHOP

Este workshop busca específicamente explorar los desafíos empíricos y teóricos que plantea “pensar a través de objetos” (dispositivos análogos y digitales, maquetas, prototipos, imágenes, visualizaciones, datos, intervenciones, sensores…) en la producción de conocimiento sobre la vida social. Alejándose de la presunción positivista que pretende una ciencia abocada a la producción de leyes universales y considerando sus métodos como estáticos, el interés del taller será reflexionar sobre formas de investigación social que articulen, en sus procedimientos y colaboraciones, lo material y objetual como medio de captura y acompañamiento de la realidad estudiada.

Queremos indagar en los diálogos posibles entre repertorios y materialidades que le son propios al saber proyectual de la Arquitectura y el Diseño (maquetas, diagramas, prototipos, modelos, imágenes, visualizaciones…), relacionándolos con las preocupaciones de las ciencias sociales respecto a cómo re-materializar los procesos, prácticas y métodos de investigación social, así como a los modos en que estos métodos transforman nuestras realidades (Lury & Wakeford, 2012). Se buscará reflexionar sobre las características que presentan investigaciones que reconectan, en su proceso indagativo, con lo material y objetual, ya sea como estrategia de especulación o intervención y testeo o como compromiso político con la realidad estudiada.

Para reconocer puntos de hibridación necesitaremos prestar atención a las diferentes “ecologías de prácticas”, término empleado por Stengers (2011) para referirse a la divergencia y fragilidad de diferentes maneras de sentirse obligado a practicar una forma de conocer. Es decir, será relevante interrogarse sobre las diferentes obligaciones y condiciones socio-materiales que estas “ecologías de prácticas” plantean hacia los investigadores y sobre el trabajo necesario para poder forjar nuevas maneras de sentirse obligados o concernidos por nuevas problemáticas respetan- do las diferencias entre distintos modos de conocer. Sólo así podremos repensar las condiciones que hacen posible experimentaciones metodológicas que ponen en crisis los límites restrictivos de la práctica científica disciplinar.

Este Workshop Interdisciplinario contará con la presencia de Tomás Sánchez Criado, quien hará una breve introducción a las relaciones entre antropología y diseño. Para ello, en un primer lugar, Sánchez Criado analizará su actual práctica docente como científico social en el Departamento de Arquitectura de la Universidad Politécnica de Múnich. En segundo lugar, reflexionará sobre su práctica investigadora, comparando la producción de “dispositivos de campo” para la colaboración etnográfica (Sánchez Criado & Estalella, en prensa) con los procesos de articulación de “interfaces documentales” (Sánchez Criado & Cereceda, 2016) para la comunicación y transformación de las relaciones entre usuarios y diseñadores en distintas prácticas de la arquitectura participativa. El objeto de esta analogía será plantear una reflexión sobre la construcción recursiva de “objetos de estudio” que son también “objetos para el estudio”, permitiendo tender puentes interdisciplinarios, así como resaltar las diferencias entre diferentes modos de pensar a través de los objetos.

DINÁMICA DEL WORKSHOP

* Texto requerido: Introduction: Experimental Collaborations, de Tomás Sánchez Criado y Adolfo Estalella.

– Introducción: Tomás Sánchez Criado (15 minutos).
– Provocación (10 minutos): Los organizadores del taller escenificarán ciertos problemas concretos que surgen en la práctica investigativa con objetos y dispositivos en Diseño con animales y sensores.
– Conversación y debate entre los participantes (10 minutos).
– Cada uno de los participantes del taller tendrá 10 minutos para presentar un caso de investigación donde interac- túen conocimiento, materialidad e intervención. Cada participante está invitado a traer imágenes, audios u objetos que hagan perceptible su caso de investigación.
– Comentarios cruzados a las presentaciones.
– Cierre y conclusiones.

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