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In 2006 and 2007, CTMP conducted a  ‘Global City and Media Ethnography’ two-week summer school in Practice-Led Transcultural Research and Media Practice, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University.

*Read below for a description of the 2006 programme and the syllabus.

Summer School in Postgraduate Practice-Led Transcultural Research: ‘The Global City and Media Ethnography’

Venue: Photography and Digital Imaging Studio, DIT, Temple Bar.

The Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice (CTMP), in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University, USA, offers a three-week annual programme in practice-led media research.

Directors: Dr Aine O’Brien, Co-director of CTMP; Associate Professor, Allen Feldman, NYU.

I.  Program Mission and Description:

The curriculum is aimed at postgraduate students from diverse disciplines who want to explore creative media practice as a research methodology. The summer school brings together a transnational profile of scholars/practitioners/artists, who are expert in media ethnography, visual culture, performance theory, digital imaging technologies and network environments on the linked topics of transculturalism, globalization, diasporic identities and human rights.

II.  Structure, Components, Outcomes:

Through theory-building seminars, project development clinics, multimedia instruction and one-to-one supervision, students are enabled in the design and development of practice-based research at the postgraduate level, acquiring skills across a variety of digital media platforms.

III. Themes and Topics:

•    Transcultural and Globalization Theory
•    The Politics of the Gaze and the Senses
•    Human Rights and Mediated Visibility/Invisibility
•    Mapping Mediascapes
•    Space and Place as Performance
•    Media Practice: Politics and Ethics of Multi-Sited Fieldwork
•    Cultural Memory, New Media and Audible Pasts
•    Photography and the Aesthetics of Evidence
•    Reading/Performing the Archive
•    Media and Research Reflexivity
•    Media-led Research: Artefacts and Outputs

Core Faculty (2006):
Allen Feldman, Co-director, (MA. PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research), Associate Professor, Department of Culture and Communication, New York University, USA.
Aine O’Brien, Co-director, (Ph.D. Modern Studies Program, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee); Co-director, Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Nicholas Mirzoeff (PhD Art History, University of Warwick), Professor Visual Culture Program, New York University, USA.
Roshini Kempadoo (MFA, Senior Lecturer in Media Production and Cultural Studies), University of London, UK.
Arvind Rajagopal (PhD, Sociology University of California Berkeley), Associate Professor, Culture and Communication, New York University, USA.

Contact: Dr Alan Grossman, CTMP (alan.grossman@dit.ie; + 353-1-4023108).

Summer School Syllabus & Schedule (2006):
Tutorials will be scheduled for students with Summer School staff throughout the three week period; these will take the form of 1:1 Student Advisement on Project Development.

WEEK 1:   History of the Transcultural


Monday 12 June 
 
9:30-11:30  
Opening Lecture:
Nicholas Mirzoeff, Professor, Visual Culture Programme, Arts and Arts Professions, New York University: Allen Feldman, Associate Professor Department of Culture and Communication, New York University. 
           
11:30-12:30 
Opening orientation session on Media Skills Lab
(Curran, Duffy, Hussain, Grossman and O’Brien)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Still Photography, Moving  Image-Video (Kevin Duffy, Lecturer in Documentary and Film Production, School of Media, DIT; Mark Curran, Artist and Photographer, Berlin and Ireland) 

6:00-8:00
Opening Reception (DIT, Aungier Street)

Tuesday 13 June
   

9:30-12:30
Seminar: Politics of the Gaze and the Sensory Formation of Modernity (Feldman and Mirzoeff)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Still Photography, Moving Image-Video (Duffy and Curran)

6:00-7:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Wednesday 14 June

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Mapping Mediascapes (MPhil Feldman and Mirzoeff)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Case Study of Practice-led Research: 'Final Build? Imaging the Local-Global Landscape of Hewlett-Packard, Ireland'.
Mark Curran, Photographer and Artist (MPhil Graduate of Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology)    
   
6:00-8:00
Opening of Photography Degree Show, National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar

Thursday 15 June

9:30-12:30:
Seminar: Media, Human Rights and Structural Visibility/Invisibility (Feldman and Mirzoeff)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Still Photography, Moving Image-Video (Duffy and Curran)
       
8:00-10:00
Public Lecture: Globalisation, Visual Culture and Violence
Professor Nicholas Mirzoeff, NYU and Professor Allen Feldman, NYU – Irish Film Institute   

Friday 16 June

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Public Culture and Everyday Life (Feldman and Mirzoeff)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Still Photography, Moving Image-Video (Duffy and Curran)

WEEK 2Mixed Methodologies: Creative Media Practice and Research Methods


Monday 19 June

9:30-12:30
Seminar: Media Practice: Politics and Ethics of Multi-Sited Fieldwork
Aine O’Brien, Director of Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice; Alan Grossman, Senior Researcher: Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology.

1:30-4:30
Media Skills Lab: Multimedia (Qamir Hussain, Lecturer in Multimedia, School of Media, DIT) 

6:00-7:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Tuesday 20 June
  

9:30-12:30
Seminar: Photography and the Aesthetics and Ethics of Evidence:
Visiting Lecturer: Glenn Jordan, Reader in Cultural Studies and Photography, University of Glamorgin, Wales, Director of Butetown History and Arts Centre, Cardiff (Guest Faculty: Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology).

1:30-4:30
Media Skills Lab: Multimedia (Hussain and Jordan) 

6:00-7:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Wednesday 21 June

9:30-12:30

Cultural Memory, New Media and Audible Pasts
Visiting Lecturer: Roshini Kempadoo, Senior Lecturer in Digital Media University of East London (Guest Faculty: Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology).

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Multimedia (Hussain and Kempadoo)

6:00-7:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Thursday 22 June

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Reading/Performing the Archive
Martin McCabe, Course Leader in Photography and Digital Imaging; Ann Curran, Lecturer in Photography and Digital Imaging

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Multimedia (Hussain)

5:00-6:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Friday 23 June

9:30-12:30
Seminar: Case Study on Translating Visual Fieldwork into Artefact
Walking on Uneven Paths: The Transcultural Experience of Migrant Children in France and Ireland

Visiting Lecturer: Rossella Ragazzi, Lecturer in Visual Anthropological Unit, University of Tromso, Norway (PhD Graduate of the Centre for Transcultural Research and Media Practice, Dublin Institute of Technology)

2:00-5:00
Media Skills Lab: Multimedia (Mick Muldoon, Lecturer in Multimedia, School of Media, DIT and Ragazzi)

5:00-6:30
Screening: Temple Bar

Week 3 Clinic in Media Ethnography: Project Development and Group Advisement


Monday June 26
   

9:30-12:30
Media Workshop: Preparation for Clinic

2:00-5:00
Media Workshop: Preparation for Clinic

Tuesday June 27

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

2:00-5:00
Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

Wednesday June 28

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

2:00-5:00 pm  
Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

Thursday June 29

9:30-12:30

Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

2:00-5:00
Seminar: Student Presentations: Faculty/Student Feedback

Friday 30 June

9
:00-5:00  
Fieldsite Visit

7:00-10:00
Closing Reception

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