Architectural Ethnography? Incipits, distances, horizons for research and teaching practices

Journal title CRIOS
Author/s Paola Briata, Gennaro Postiglione
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/23
Language Italian Pages 12 P. 6-17 File size 297 KB
DOI 10.3280/CRIOS2022-023002
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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 specifici- ties of ethnographical approaches if practiced by architects, or by professionals and researchers having particular attention to forms, materiality and uses of the space in the everyday, this article outlines a literature review on ethnography for designers. This review has been helpful in defining through convergences and distances a spe- cific positioning that we are assuming in teaching and doing research for design. A path that led to further questions on the role of transcription (graphical, photographic, textual) in architectural ethnography, as well as to challenging the role of tradition and innovation in this recent stream of research.

Keywords: Architectural ethnography; Practices of everyday life, Spatial practices; transcription (graphical, photographical; textual); teaching.

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Paola Briata, Gennaro Postiglione, Architettura etnografica? Incipit, distanze, orizzonti per la ricerca e l’insegnamento in "CRIOS" 23/2022, pp 6-17, DOI: 10.3280/CRIOS2022-023002