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Being Human Cafe: Block Life
17 November, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This is an online event.
Learn about how researchers from Sheffield and Oxford Universities are uncovering the diverse ways that people make blocks of flats ‘home’. Participate in this live-streamed discussion about what our homes reveal about who we are and the societies we live in. Dr Inge Daniels from the University of Oxford will talk about ‘Disobedient Buildings’, her multi-sited research project on housing, welfare, and wellbeing. Inge will show how the anthropological approach of ethnography combined with collecting everyday materials like postcards, photographs, and even samples of washing powder can reveal fascinating insights into the lives of tower block residents. Dr Jennifer Coates from the University of Sheffield will present a 360 virtual tour of Sheffield’s Park Hill Estate and will talk about emerging research on housing blocks in Japan. The Q&A will be chaired by Laura Haapio-Kirk and Dr Jennifer Cearns, Leach Fellows in Public Anthropology at the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Image: © Laura Haapio-Kirk
In partnership withDisobedient Buildings Project, University of Oxford, School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), University of Sheffield
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