AVA 2021 Award: Winners and Commendations

The EASA’s Age and Generations Network (AGENET), together with EASA’s Visual Anthropology Network (VANEASA) as well as the Association for Gerontology, Aging and the Life Course (AAGE), joint by the AVA 2021 Organizing Committee and the Board of Judges with great pleasure announce the winners of the inaugural edition of the Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA 2021 Award).

The Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA 2021) is for the best anthropological works which through the employment of visual methods address the issues surrounding aging and the life course in creative ways, offering new modes of engagement and understanding. The 2021 edition has been financially sponsored by the EASA funds for Network Activities.

The image is the still from Jón Bjarki Magnússon’s film Half Elf (AVA 2021 Commendation)

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Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA 2021): Award-giving and presentations

Join us on Zoom, Wednesday,1st December at 3pm CET/2pm GMT, to learn who the winner of the inaugural AVA 2021 Award is. The meeting will include presentations of the winning projects (+ Q&A session), followed by a roundtable discussion with all the authors of the AVA 2021 Official Selection. To participate in this free event, please register for the AGENET’s Slow Online Conference.

The image is the still from Jón Bjarki Magnússon’s film Half Elf, which entered the AVA 2021 Official Selection.

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Keynote: Journeys of life, love and death: reflections on “expanded ethnographic” methods of collaboration in an existential field – by Professor Paolo SH Favero

The final week of the AGENET Slow Online Conference will start with the keynote, by Professor Paolo Favero, about the emergent collaborative audio-visual/sensory approaches, and their crucial role in creating ethnographic relations and stories of life, love and death.

With this keynote, the EASA’s Age and Generations Network inaugurates the Ageing and Visual Anthropology Award (AVA) 2021.

The keynote will take place on 29th November (Mon), 4pm CET/ 3pm GMT, Zoom. It is open to all who have registered for the AGENET conference. The conference is free but the registration is required.

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AGENET WORKSHOP: Ethical issues in ethnographic research with older adults living with cognitively impairing conditions

During this workshop we will discuss possible solutions to ethical challenges ethnographers encounter during research with older adults who live with cognitive impairment and/or who lack capacity to consent.

The discussed case studies will be exercises of ethical and ethnographic imagination of how to address challenges that may be constitutive to ethnographic research with older adults living with cognitively impairing conditions.

The workshop will take place on 24th November (Wednesday), 4pm CET/ 3pm GMT, as a part of the AgeNet Slow Online Conference.

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WEEK 2 @ AGENET Slow Conference: Anthropologies of ageing and care during the pandemic – Plenary by Dr Erica Borgstrom and workshop by Dr Matthew Lariviere

The second week of the slow conference will involve two sessions related to anthropological research on/during Covid-19. Dr Erica Borgstrom will open the plenary session, which will be followed by a workshop organized by Dr Matthew Lariviere.

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Ageing alterities: New horizons for anthropology of ageing and the life-course

Join us at the EASA AGENET slow online conference! Throughout the October and November 2021, we will explore new horizons for the anthropology of ageing, by reflecting on different forms of intergenerational participation and alternative ways to frame ageing experiences within various contexts. This will include discussions on anthropological engagement with new methods (visual, sensorial, digital and play!), in and beyond the Covid-19 pandemic. Two new larger AGENET initiatives will be launched: Ethics Collective and AVA Award. The conference is free, but registration required.

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WEEK 1 @ AGENET Slow Conference: Ageing Playfully- Inaugural Keynote and Workshop by Dr Carrie Ryan (UCL)

Join us at the opening week of the AGENET slow online conference! The first week will feature a keynote lecture and participatory workshop about play and leisure in later life. Both events will be delivered by Dr Carrie Ryan (UCL). The events are free, but registration required.

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CALL FOR CASE STUDIES – AGENET WORKSHOP on ethnographic research involving people with cognitive impairment

In preparation for our workshop on ethical challenges and solutions in ethnographic research involving older adults living with cognitive impairment, we are inviting researchers to submit a 300-400 words description of a concrete ethical challenge they have encountered during their own ethnographic work with this population. Deadline for case studies submission: 5th November.

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