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Week 9 //// Atelier Session 3

Atelier Session 3: Presentations

Pre-session preparation

In advance of our third session, you should::

  • Produce and print your field report poster. Bring this to the session. See below for further details on what your poster needs to provide

In-class activities:

This session will take the form of a poster presentation session. We’ll hang your poster field reports on the walls of the room and take time to look at each others work, seeing the different feral entities you have identified, and the different methods you have used to undertake this research. 

Atelier Assignment 

You will each create an original field report focusing on a feral entity in an Edinburgh environment of your own choosing. The feral entity you report on could be one that is already represented within Feral Atlas or a new feral entity you have identified but remember that the field report must be based on research that arises from field-based observations and must include all the elements listed below.

Your report should take the form of an academic poster. Your poster must include a representation of your feral entity and identify the relevant feral qualities, along with the appropriate Anthropocene detonator(s) and Tipper(s). Your field report can include text, images, and diagrams. Study Feral Atlas to see the range of potential forms and genres available to you. 

Consider: What can you learn from a close focus on this entity? What has created the conditions for it to go feral? What impacts does this entity have on the environment around it? What methods can you use to document some of these things?

In Week 9, we’ll hold a poster presentation session. For this, you need to bring a printed version of your poster field report to the seminar. Note, you do not need to prepare any spoken presentation; the poster is your presentation.  A digital copy of your poster should also be uploaded to your Art + Anthropology blog. 

The academic poster form

The academic poster is a commonly used form to share information and research, most regularly seen at academic conferences and seminars.

PhD students at ECA present posters relating to their research projects as part of their first year methods course. You can see some examples from this year’s presentations:

The Institute for Academic Development has guidance on how to prepare effective presentations and posters: Effective Presentations and Posters

Information Services has some useful information on how to prepare and print large-format posters: IS uCreate user guides and advice on poster printing


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