Black, White, Yellow: a material experiment with ethnographic knowing and writing

Mon October 11th 2021, 3:30pm
Stanford Archaeology Center
488 Escondido Mall
Building 500, Room 116
Presenter:  Elizabeth Chin, PhD
Professor, MFA Program, Media Design Practices ArtCenter College of Design

Building on the autoethnographic methodology I developed in My Life With Things: The Consumer Diaries (Duke 2016) this emergent project explores racial heritage through a process of making-thinking-writing. Piecing together histories of migration, labor, and settlement, the work stitches a quilt whose fabrics come from family heirlooms. The associated writing, too, is a patchwork. A meditation on U.S. racial politics, global systems, dispossessions and inheritance, this project also digs into the seams of ethnographic understanding and production.

This is a co-sponsored event with the Stanford Archaeology Center.  The event will be held in person at the Stanford Archaeology Center as well as via Zoom.