• Exhibition at Royal BC Museum: Fugitives in Archives

    Kate Hennessy and Trudi Smith are preparing to open their exhibition ‘Fugitives in the Archive’ at the Royal British Columbia Museum. The exhibition runs from Nov. 2 2018 through January 2019. The exhibition is based on their work with the BC Archives in which they interviewed archivists and conservators about objects that acted in unexpected […]

  • Reese Muntean launches 360-VR doc exhibit with UN’s One Planet Network, NYC

     The Making Culture Lab has been working with the UN’s One Planet Network on the production of a series of 360° videos and the design of their installation at the UN Headquarters in NYC as part of the Camp One Planet exhibit at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development July 9-18, 2018. The […]

  • Reese Muntean wins a 2017-2018 SVA/Lemelson Fellowship

    Congratulations to Reese Muntean on being one of the 2017-2018 Society for Visual Anthropology/Lemelson Foundation Fellows! Reese will be traveling to northern Thailand to support the documentation of the Salak Yom Festival, with her project “Virtual Reality Documentation of Salak Yom: Crafting 3D & Virtual reality Applications to Communicate Traditional Knowledge & Cultural Values”. Reese […]

  • Research Spotlight: Claude Fortin’s ethnographic fieldwork in Montréal’s public spaces

    MCL PhD student Claude Fortin’s 10-week ethnographic field study of Mégaphone, an interactive installation produced by the National Film Board of Canada and the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, created by Moment Factory and directed by Etienne Paquette, has been getting some nice shout-outs by the GRAND network and Simon Fraser University (here and here).

  • First Mile at Doig River

    I had the pleasure of spending last weekend in Fort St. John, B.C. working with former Doig River First Nation chief Garry Oker and SFU PhD Candidate Rob McMahon to plan a documentary video that Mr. Oker will produce for the First Mile project, which is based in part at Simon Fraser University. The First Mile […]

  • Intangible Heritage Video Projects (2011)

    “Because We Are Yong” (2011) Produced in collaboration with Wat Pratupa, Lamphun, Thailand. The Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School is an intensive, 2-week course offering a combination of lectures and a hands-on field practicum. Participants–heritage professionals and students from the Mekong Delta region––work in cross-cultural, interdisciplinary teams to apply their newly gained concepts and approaches […]

  • 2011 Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School, Thailand

    I will be teaching again this year in northern Thailand in the Intangible Cultural Heritage and Museums Field School, which is being held for the third year in Lamphun, Northern Thailand, from August 8-21. The Field School is organized by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC) in Bangkok, with support from UNESCO Bangkok. This year […]

  • Fieldwork in Inuvik, June 2011

    In June 2011 I traveled north to Inuvik, where I spent a week working with my colleagues Mervin Joe (Parks Canada) and Catherine Cockney (Manager, Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Centre) to conduct consultations with local partners, community members, elders, and school children and teachers about the prototype of our work in progress, the Inuvialuit Living History […]

  • The Inuvialuit Living History Project (2011)

    A full description of this project in progress can be found in our 2011 Project Report: The Inuvialuit Smithsonian Project: Winter 2009-Spring 2011 During our visit at the National Museum of Natural History in 2009, elder Albert Elias described the MacFarlane Collection as a “living collection”. As curator Stephen Loring pulled intricate and beautiful items […]

  • ‘Activating the Archive’: gruntKitchen Media Lab

    Tonight the grunt gallery launched its newly renovated and totally wired gruntKitchen Media Lab. They have transformed their old kitchen space into a new lab for development and exhibition of new media works, performance, and a range of educational programming. The space is flexible and modifiable and ready to support many future projects, exhibitions, and conversations… The gruntKitchen […]