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The UC Collaboratory for Ethnographic Design (CoLED<http://coled.ucsd.edu/>) is pleased to announce its first international conference, Ethnography & Design: Mutual Provocations<https://quote.ucsd.edu/coled/conference/>. The conference will be held at UC San Diego from October 27th-29th, 2016.

Ethnography & Design: Mutual Provocations is an international conference presenting invited speakers from around the world in a series of curated roundtables, interactive workshops, and multimedia and performance works.

The conference theme takes up the variation and disjuncture that academic ethnographers find in the concepts of design and ethnography.

When ethnographers talk about design, some offer a critique of a practice they see as complicit with global capitalism; others seek to build new and innovative modes of integrating ethnographic practice with collaborative maker-practice; others are exploring innovations in research design that engage digital, visual, and performative formats.

Ethnography & Design: Mutual Provocations brings together ethnographers working in all of these modes for a series of curated, provocative conversations.

Workshop sessions include:

* installation
* performance
* workshops
* labs / makerspaces
* film screening
* masterclasses in practice & pedagogy techniques

Visit the conference website<https://quote.ucsd.edu/coled/conference/> and click on the Conference Program tab for a full list of planned sessions.

Invited speakers presenting keywords for ethnography and design on curated roundtable panels include faculty members in the CoLED Network<https://quote.ucsd.edu/coled/members/> and:

Mary L. Gray, Indiana University Bloomington/IN
Wendy Gunn, University of Southern Denmark/Denmark
Heather Horst, RMIT/Australia
Lochlann Jain, Stanford University/CA
Alberto Cors?n Jim?nez, El Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales/Spain
Ton Otto, Aarhaus University/Denmark
Greg Pierotti, Tectonic Theatre Project/USA
Peter Redfield, University of North Carolina/NC
Shalini Shankar, Northwestern University/IL
Audra Simpson, Columbia University/NY
Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University/UK
Ilya Utekhin, European University St Petersburg/Russia
Sasha Welland, University of Washington Seattle/WA

Early bird conference registration will be available in mid-July. Additionally, we have a limited number of spaces available for exceptional and innovative workshop sessions. If you would like to submit a proposal for consideration, please visit the conference website<https://quote.ucsd.edu/coled/conference/> and click on the Participate tab.

Submissions will be accepted until July 15th, 2016.

Please mark your calendars for October 27-29, 2016 and spread the word.

A printable poster is attached.

Questions about this conference may be directed to Cassandra Hartblay, CoLED Postdoctoral Fellow, at chartblay<mailto:chartblay>.

Ethnography and Design: Mutual Provocations is made possible through funding from the UC Office of the President, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and participating UC campuses.