Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation
This paper will unpick my experience working as an architectural model maker (2014-17) in a London workshop. An experience that has shown itself resistant to traditional academic enquiry.
By harnessing the therapeutic benefits of memory work (Ellis, C. & Bochner, A. 2000) the aim was to reconcile myself with the toxic aspects (both literal and figurative) of working in a workshop environment and disentangle these aspects from the ones that hold potential for creative contamination of my research and art practice.
In putting this auto-ethnographic account together, I have drawn on sketchbook work, photographs taken in the workshop, the garments I wore and tools I have used and journal entries.
The account has been developed with input from Art Bochner at the 'Evocative Auto-Ethnography' PhD course at RUC, DK in 2019.
23 Jul 2019
The 6th British Conference of Autoethnography 2019: Activism, Social Justice & Collaboration