Lisa Francesca Rail is a recently graduated student of Social and Cultural Anthropology from LMU Munich University, currently pursuing an experimentally ethnographic writing project: https://followingfibres.wordpress.com/.
The writing project is a blog full of stories: Stories on ethnographic encounters in Kyrgyzstan; stories ‘made up’ from several field trips, idiosyncratic experiences and the blend of theories gained during a degree in anthropology. It playfully attempts to bridge academic and everyday vocabulary, and cross-cuts genres of narration and knowledge production. It is a platform where storytelling is imaginatively allowed to become ethnography and ethnography turns into storytelling.
As it is institutionally integrated into the research project ‘Remoteness & Connectivity: Highland Asia in the World’ (http://www.highlandasia.net/index.html), the posts revolve around various fibres of (international) connection and many storied layers of politics, infrastructural planning, agriculture, labour organization and knowledges that make up the stories’ tissues.