Webinar on Images, Aging and Care: “She Waves at Me” with Inge Daniels

Come for the inaugural webinar on images, aging, and care with Inge Daniels on Thursday, January 25, 2024, 12-1:30pm (Eastern, North America). AAGE is co-sponsoring a series of events on this theme throughout 2024.

Inge Daniels’ film “She Waves at Me” explores what it feels like to be an aging body in an aging housing estate in Central London. The film, based on 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork (2020-2022), juxtaposes the intricate care that goes into maintaining the buildings and their surroundings with elderly inhabitants’ struggles and strategies to create safe and comfortable homes for themselves and their loved ones. Please contact Cati Coe if you are interested in attending.

Inge Daniels is a visual anthropologist based at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include housing, atmosphere, and the built environment. She has conducted several ethnographies in Japan culminating in a 2010 monograph The Japanese House. She has also had an ongoing interest in curation and exhibitions, which resulted in the book What are Exhibitions for? (2019) which is based on an ethnography of visitors to the 2012 exhibition at the Museum of the Home in London. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Disobedient Buildings project, which looks at housing, well-being and welfare in the U.K., Romania and Norway, and was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council for four years from January 2020 (see www.disobedientbuildings.com).

The webinar will be 90 minutes long, starting with Inge’sshort introduction to the film, followed by our watching the film (20 minutes long), and ending with a Q&A for 20-30 minutes.

This webinar series gathers anthropologists and image-makers interested in exploring the ontological and epistemological connections between images, aging and care, treating the relationship and these phenomena as requiring and inviting interrogation. It is sponsored by the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE), the EASA’s Age and Generations Network (AgeNet) and the Network for Visual Anthropology of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (VANEASA).

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