Category Archives: ethnography

bus driver’s holiday

This week Patter will be posting every day –  coming to you almost live from Tate summer school for teachers. Cultural and arts education is a big part of my day job and a lot of my research is in … Continue reading

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it’s that time of year…

As this post publishes I am on my way to the Tate Summer School, the gallery’s annual professional development programme for teachers. I’ve been making this journey at this time of year since 2012. This is my sixth Summer School. Why? … Continue reading

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an ethnographer and photographer walk into a bar – creative photography and research

This is a guest post from Shawn Sobers. Shawn is Associate Professor of Lens Media, and teaches in the Photography BA programme, and MA Research Practice at University of the West of England, Bristol. He is a filmmaker, photographer and researcher. His … Continue reading

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research as/in everyday life

A few weeks ago I was sitting with a group of professional musicians. Not my usual company. It was actually a seminar for musicians undertaking practice based PhDs, and I’d been invited to talk, along with @minxmarple, by @annscottpiano. My … Continue reading

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why blog your field work?

Over the last week I’ve posted every day about the ethnographic research I was doing at the Tate Summer School, research carried out with the Tate Schools and Teachers team. Why? Why did I interrupt my normal flow of writing … Continue reading

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it’s that time of year…

Wheeeee!! It’s here again. No, not holidays. Actually it’s work. This week I get to do research. Only research and nothing else. A complete luxury for a busy academic. Nothing but research. And it’s not just any research. For the … Continue reading

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