LABORATORY OF VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY @ DOKUFEST 2017
In partnership with and organized by the Department of Ethnology in Albania, we will be hosting LABORATORY OF VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY workshop – set to include students of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, cinematography and humanities who will reflect on a number of topics such as: time and vision/ borders and time/ time regimes in cosmological configurations/ sounds in-of space and time/ time, self and the other. The workshop’s overarching goal is to analytically explore the use of technological and intellectual instruments in visualizing time.
The ethnographic inquiries of subjective and objective concepts of time, along with the micro-and-macroscopic, diachronic and synchronic temporalizations whisked with the concept of image and visualizing dynamics will also be part of the workshop program, while the border area between Albania and Kosovo is designed to be the area of fieldwork practice.
The analysis of temporal regimes in human cultures, the conceptualization of the Other’s temporality(ies), the politics of time and their folding in power relations, are among the issues that continue to challenge anthropology both theoretically and ethically. The internal and external critical review of anthropology has called to overcome the knowledge-power relation traps produced by its discourses on time.