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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

Audio Sensorium: The Noise Project

By |May 28th, 2014|Categories: Audio, Featured|

The Noise Project - curated by Labspace Studio - examines the concept of noise from a citizens perspective. Participants in the project included a [...]

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Recent Posts

Buy! Buy! Buy! Bi (?)

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

Katherine Mackenzie is a dedicated comic book fan, runner, and current graduate student in anthropology. She is fascinated by how [...]

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Auditory Ethics

By |February 10th, 2016|Categories: Soundings|

by Ely RosenblumPart 1. The Responsible Sonic ActField recording is of course a sonic act: a technological progression from written [...]

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Sound Dish

By |February 5th, 2016|Categories: Soundings|

What we hear, through our tongue Anna Harris, Thomas Fuller, Alexandra Supper, Joeri Bruyninckx and Melissa Van Drie It is [...]

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Field Recordings

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Soundings|

by Ely Rosenblum Getting Start with Field Recording – Workshops in 2016 A vital part of doing Sonic Ethnography is [...]

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Unflattening: A review

By |January 11th, 2016|Categories: Graphic Ethnography|

BOOK REVIEW by Professor Carol Hendrickson Unflattening by Nick Sousanis Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015         Nick Sousanis's [...]

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