Tag: objects

Reconnected in a Disconnected World: The Role of Objects in Shaping Practices

The Familiar Strange , September 26th, 2021

Our local streets became our sole stomping ground, yet walking the same route everyday had some unexpected gains. On these very streets, actually on the very ground, something…

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Listening to Your Gut

standplaatswereld , July 1st, 2021

By Senske de Vries     Before the thesis-period actually started I was somewhat hesitant about how this would be. I had heard from others that they hated working on…

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Haidy Geismar on her new book, Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age

| , February 25th, 2019

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/museum-object-lessons-for-the-digital-age Interview by Joshua Bell Joshua Bell: Your book is a manifesto of sorts of what the digital – as a relatively ne…

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Materiality of Research: The General Theory of Failure: Thoughts on the Material Culture of Failure by Timothy Carroll, David (Jeeva) Jeevendrampillai and Aaron Parkhurst

Rose Deller , December 7th, 2018

In this feature essay, Timothy Carroll, David (Jeeva) Jeevendrampillai and Aaron Parkhurst introduce recent edited collection, The Material Culture of Failure: When Things Do Wrong (Bloomsbury, 2017),…

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Ep. #25: Zombie nouns, meaningful objects, biopolitics in politics, and value trials: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , October 28th, 2018

This month Julia (0:59), starts us off with a discussion about zombie nouns – non-nouns that have been turned into nouns – such as sociality, relationality, neoliberalisation, and…

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What’s Left Behind – A visual essay #livesofobjects

Brook Andrew , September 19th, 2018

Brook Andrew is an interdisciplinary artist who examines dominant narratives, often relating to colonialism and modernist theories. Through museum and archival interventions, he aims to offer alternat…


The Un(der)revealed Relations of Things in Museums: an introduction #livesofobjects

Minke Nouwens , September 17th, 2018

I was at the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam one fall afternoon when I decided to take a shortcut through the exhibition from the library to my office. To take…


Plumbing the Depths in Lahore

Alexandra Frankel , March 15th, 2018

Waste water inspections open up questions about bureaucratic processes and interactions. In the summer of 2015, the top tiers of the Punjab political and civil administration met in…

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When Anthropologists Act as Artifacts: A conversation between an Ancient Hairpin (Alec Balasescu) and a Gold Horse (Olga Sezneva) #MMTW

Alexandru Balasescu , May 18th, 2017

This post is the third installment of our thread on the Moving Matters Traveling Workshop (MMTW), a project that explores migration and mobility by developing artwork, exhibitions, performances…


Illogical Objects and What they Tell Us #MeadCompetition

Robyn Eversole , February 2nd, 2017

Most objects in our households have a purpose. They clothe, seat, feed or transport us. Some object do extra duty; they communicate something about us that we want…


Faded Paint and Yellowed Photos: On, Image, Inspiration, and Memory with Javier Urcid

Ryan Collins , March 29th, 2016

How does a camera and a deep sense of curiosity lead to a lifetime of archaeological research on ancient peoples, their symbols, art, and writing? Ryan and Aneil…

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Mate: The Drink Beyond a Drink w/ Guilherme Heiden

Gamwell , March 7th, 2016

Coca and Mate by Guilherme Heiden and Adam Gamwell Mate (pronounced mah-tay), or more commonly known as yerba mate for English speakers, is an herbal tea drink native…

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