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

Elizabeth Chin, PhD
Professor, MFA Program, Media Design Practices ArtCenter College of Design
Date and Time: 
Monday, October 11, 2021 - 15:30

Stanford Archaeology Center
488 Escondido Mall
Building 500, Room 116


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.  To connect to this event via Zoom, please register at