Invited Speaker to Ethno-Graph: On Architect's filter in using Ethnography

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Invited speaker to Ethno-Graph.

Architectural ethnography has increasingly been a focus of attention thanks to recent studies carried out by Albena Yaneva or to practices and research carried out by Momoyo Kaijima with her Atelier Bow Wow. Starting from an interest in the specificities of ethnographical approaches if practiced by architects, planners, or by professionals and researchers having particular attention to forms, materiality, and uses of the space in everyday life, the work presented outlines the unpacking process of a limited and selected number of Architectural Ethnography examples. This path has led to further reflections on knowledge processes in architectural ethnography and to a tentative (and open) checklist for positioning in teaching. At the same time, the mainstream view on the innovative aspects of architectural ethnography is challenged by a reflection on how much tradition could be found in this recent stream of research.
This international seminar and exhibition presented the results of the RIBA-Dastu Project Ethno-Graphs.
Period31 May 2023
Event titleEthno-Graphs: On Architect's filter in using Ethnography
Event typeSeminar
LocationMilano, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • architectural ethnography
  • architectural anthropology