Week 2 Field Experiences

Week 2: Sensory fieldwork. How do we experience the campus through our senses? Suggested methods and approaches include: soundscapes, music, food, photography, video (Pink, 2015), dérive, or other techniques chosen in consultation with the instructor. Methods from week 1 may also be applicable (check with instructor).

Examples and Tutorials:

CiTR UBC Campus Radio, Current Schedule http://www.citr.ca/radio/

UBC Foodie, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ubcfoodie/

UBC Farm Wednesday Campus Market http://ubcfarm.ubc.ca/events/wednesday-market-at-the-bookstore/

UBC Open Kitchen in Orchard Commons http://www.food.ubc.ca/place/open-kitchen/

Sounds Around You http://www.soundaroundyou.com

Sensory Postcards: Using mobile media for digital ethnographers http://ethnographymatters.net/blog/2015/06/29/sensory-postcards-using-mobile-media-for-digital-ethnographies/

UBC Student Maps the Sounds of Vancouver’s Chinatown http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-chinatown-soundscape-mapping-1.4154908

Stop and Smell the Roses, UBC Rose Garden http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2016/08/06/stop-and-smell-the-roses-ubc-rose-garden/

Nitobe Memorial Garden http://botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/visit/nitobe-memorial-garden/

Theory of the Dérive http://www.cddc.vt.edu/sionline/si/theory.html


Pink, S. (2015). Doing sensory ethnography. London: Sage.

Pink, S. (2011). Sensory digital photography: Re-thinking ‘moving’and the image. Visual Studies, 26(1), 4-13.

Pink, S. (2008). An urban tour: The sensory sociality of ethnographic place-making. Ethnography, 9(2), 175-196.