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Title Explore the relationship between art activities and local cultural ecology—Take the Edinburgh art festival as an example or City art festivals and cultural ecology—Take the Edinburgh art festival as an example   Synopsis In recent years, local art festivals have become popular in various places. These festivals try to introduce innovative energy and rediscover […]

Marine Pollution Caused by Microplastics   Feral Entity Poster Introduction Human society produced about 1.5 million tons of plastic in 1950, and it has reached 359 million tons in 2018. The disposal of plastic waste is currently causing a lot of trouble to people. Due to the nature of plastic that is not easy to […]

Guest presentation: Dr Jonathan Gardner Dr Gardner is currently undertaking a research project studying the creation and use of waste-modified landscapes. Dr Gardner introduced methods and practices of contemporary archeology and their links to art. It is not uncommon to see artists who transform waste into art, but Dr Gardner’s research is interdisciplinary, combining the […]

Feral Qualities offer an alternative analytic route that can potentially make use of strengths on both sides. By beginning with the attunement between an infrastructure and an entity as the source of out-of-control spread, scholars might get used to the idea that humans and Nonhumans together are equally involved in self-transformation and in transforming world […]

When I watched Leviathan and Sweetgrass, I was bored at first, and I felt physically and mentally uncomfortable while I was forcing myself to watch them. I only watched Leviathan at home on my laptop. The film showed at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2013. It was about ten years ago, and that’s when […]

The film workers I watch the film Workers, which focuses on the experiences of a collective of sex workers in Scotland, their fight for labor rights and their relationship to work. The film records the appearance of sex workers doing things, without too much conversation. The natural lens makes sex workers more real as human […]

The purpose of ethnography is to provide, through writing, film, or other graphic medium, an account of life as it was actually lived and felt by a group of people somewhere and at a certain time. Good ethnographic research is emotionally nuanced, contextually aware, rich in detail, and above all, faithful to what it portrays. […]

Revisiting the ethnographic turn in contemporary art   Art has come to occupy a space long associated with anthropology, becoming one of the main sites for tracking, representing, and performing the effects of difference in contemporary life. People have been growing interest in anthropology for contemporary art that started from a problematisation of the different […]

Stimulated by the development of some initial areas of art research, future art research will increasingly be conducted from an interdisciplinary perspective. Anthropology is concerned with what Westerners and non-Westerners now broadly refer to as the visual arts. The emergence of the concept of art and anthropology is only a matter of recent decades. This […]


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