We conduct ethnographic and historical research, because genuinely care about our fellow human and non-human civilizations. We are researching to understand and express the different angles of a situation, seek resources that allow us to expand our horizons of understanding. This allows us to develop new ways of thinking and acting.
The most important tool for research is our own human existence. We like to work with experimental, creative, collaborative research methods. It is important to us to involve people and allow them to be research partners rather than research subjects. We are also trained in the established methods of participant observation, in-depth interviewing and oral history interviewing, ethnographic-observational filmmaking, archival research.
Our research outcomes can take a glossy format, if they need to, in order to make a difference. They can come as report, exhibition, journalistic article, weblog, conversation, film, podcast, workshop. They can also be subtle and almost invisible, if that is the most effective way. Together we decide in the process, what formats will work best to present the research to different audiences.
We are trained in:
- Ethnography (participant observation, in-depth interviews, group conversations, field note-taking)
- Visual Ethnography (photography, drawing & observational filming)
- Experimental Collaborative Ethnography (Using interactive methods from the arts, theatre, and music to explore life worlds with collaborators)
- Oral History Interviews
- Archival Research
- Anthropological & Social Theory
Our fields of expertise are:
- Tourism & Heritage
- Central & Eastern Europe
- Values & Moralities
- Imaginaries & Longing
- Urban Diversity & Creativity
- Water & Recreation
We are also interested in:
- Virtual & Augmented Realities
- Language Identities
- Sustainable Living
- Religion &Radicalisation
We operate in English, German, Polish, French, Italian language environments. Research outcomes can be prepared in English and German, other languages available on request.