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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 with

Disobedient Buildings Project, University of Oxford, School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), University of Sheffield

Contact email address

info@blocprojects.co.uk

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Date:
17 November, 2020
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/being-human-cafe-block-life-tickets-117742516035

Venue

Online: Bloc Projects, Sheffield
71 Eyre Ln
Sheffield, Sheffield S1 4RB United Kingdom
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For accessibility information please contact the organiser.

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
info@blocprojects.co.uk
Event partners
Disobedient Buildings Project, University of Oxford, School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), University of Sheffield
Region
Yorkshire and the Humber
City/town
Sheffield
Accessibility information
For accessibility information please contact the organiser.
Image copyright information
(c) Laura Haapio-Kirk