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Welcome to CIE

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography is a transnational independent research collective whose five co-curators and forty-four current members include scholars, artists, artist/scholars, activists, and practitioners located around the world. The CIE offers a space for communication and collaboration, debate and practice, creativity and action generated by experimental and emergent ethnographic methodologies that integrate and fuse creative arts, digital media, and sensory ethnography, and where new ethnographic writing is encouraged in teaching, theory, and practice. 

We take imaginative and experimental ethnography as points of departure – an invitation to live differently, to animate spaces, classrooms, and stages, to listen carefully to the lives of others, to use humor and imagination to write, picture, and perform the world alive.

Featured Posts

Faster than Night

By |May 30th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Plays|

Faster than Night is a live theatre, real-time 3D animation and audience interactive piece that was featured at the Harbourfront Centre [...]

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Recent Posts

Sounds Inside

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles|Tags: |

Tom Rice 2016 Sounds Inside: Prison, Prisoners, and Acoustical Agency for those interested in Acoustic Ethnography.  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/Us5DXDeKKCCCfNgJqDtw/full


By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: SFAA|

Emily Thiessen is a drawer, climate justice organizer, and a student at the University of Victoria majoring in Anthropology with [...]

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